Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: Sandaig 10

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is likely to be ON langr ‘long’ with ON sker ‘skerry’. This could be a contrasting pair with the nearby Laighsgeir, Greenhill, and may be an example of pseudo-repetition.
Langaskeret is a common name in Norway (NG); and Langasker occurs twice as a settlement name in the Faroe Islands (KO).

Other Forms: ONB p. 193 gives Lamh-sgeir

Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd gives Lainisgeir.

Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p158 gives Lainnsgeir, the Long Reef.

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Information:

Local Form: Lài'sgeir

Languages : Norse

Informants: Mary MacArthur, Sandaig, 5/1994

Informant 2: OS

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