Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 49

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is an unqualified, simplex name in ON eyrr/øyrr (dative eyri) ‘sand or gravel bank, either of banks of rivers or of a small point of land running into the sea, a spit’ (Zoega). ‘The velar fricative [?] frequently terminates otherwise open final syllables, e.g...Bòstadh < ON Bólstað ‘the farm’’ (Cox 2002b, 64; Gammeltoft 2001, 92).
Ayre occurs four times as a simplex name in Orkney (SP); Eyri occurs seven times among the farm names of Iceland (SAM).

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Lachlan MacKinnon, Brock, 1990