Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 24

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The pool of Miasalum

The specific may be derived from ON meiss ‘basket’ (see Miasaig above). The generic is likely to be ON hólmr ‘islet’ with metathesis; the earlier forms, however, may derive from ON múli ‘promontory’, or there may have been two original Norse names with the same specific.

Other Forms: Poll Mhiasaluim - WL; John MacDonald, Mannal, SA1972, 144

Poll Mhiasumuill - OS

Poll Mhiasumuill - ONB p241, but Poll Mhiasaluim is crossed out. Informants John Gregorson Campbell, Alex MacLean, Farmer and Lachlan MacQuarrie.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: OS