Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: Sandaig 71

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is a Norse name in ON vík 'bay'; the specific may possibly be ON kvína 'enclosures': Kvínavík. The name may have been gaelicised as ScG cuinneag ‘milk pail’ (MacBain), found in Allt nan Cuinneag in Argyll (SP).
There are four examples of the place-name Kvina and a Kvinabrygga in Kvinesdal on NG; there is a Kvívík in the Faroe Islands.

Other Forms: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd, gives A' Chuinneag. See Creag na Cuinneig.

Related Places: See Port Cuineag.


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Languages : Obscure

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 12/1995

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 11/1995

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd