Township: Mannal

Map Reference: Mannal 16

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 Mòr - WL.

Related Places:

A fishing rock.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Jessie MacKinnon (Teasaidh Lachainn), Mannal, 11/1993

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995