Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig 109

Name Type: fort

Meaning: The specific is the common male ON personal name Bj?rn. The phonetic development ? > a is common (see section 17.4.2.1). The generic is ON vík ‘bay’: Bj?rnvík. The fact that there is no lenition of the initial B- shows that this was an older Gaelic construction.
There is a Tobar na Bearnaig on Islay (Macniven 2015, 179), and the island of Bernera < ON Bjarnarøy: 'its first component appears to be the personal name Bj?rn' (Pálsson 1996, 12); Bjørnvik and Bjørnvika are common names in Norway (NG); Bjarna- is also common in the Faroe Islands, as in Bjarnaberg (KO); Bjarnar- is a common specific in Iceland, as in Bjarnarnes (SAM).

Other Forms: Dùn Beannaig - ONB p29, with Dùn Bhannag "fortress of the cake" crossed out.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 5/1995

Informant 3: Hugh MacLeod, Carachan, 5/1995