Township: Mannal

Map Reference: Mannal 17

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is ON skarfr (genitive skarfa) ‘cormorant ... frequent in local names Skarfa-klettr’ (CV, 539) with ON klettr ‘sea rock’.
There is a Skarvkletten in Alvdal, Norway (NG), and Skarvaklettur occurs seven times among settlement names in the Faroe Islands (KO).

Other Forms: Sgaracleit Beag - Alexina MacLean, Mannal, 1/1994

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: Jessie MacKinnon, Mannal, 10/1995