Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 86

Name Type: shore


ONB gives "?Kosses creek."

This name is a Gaelic coinage containing two probable ON loan words: ScG sloc ‘gully’ < ON *sl?kk, and ScG maois fem. ‘large basket, hamper’ (MacBain) < ON meiss ‘basket of wicker-work’. The only other example of this element in Scotland is Leabaidh na Maoise in Uig (SP). ‘Gender anomaly suggests a date from the tenth century, after the loss of the neuter gender’ (Cox 2002b, 115).

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS, ONB p99