Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 81

Name Type: sea

Meaning: This is likely to be an unqualified simplex name ON fjara (dative fjöru) ‘ebbtide; foreshore, features visible at the ebb’ (CV, 156; Jakobsen 1936, 40). There is a Fjøra in Norddal, Norway derived from fjøre (NS). It may, however, contain the additional generic ON eið ‘isthmus, neck of land’ (CV, 117) > -a (see Allamsa). There is a Fjæreide in Norway (NG).

Other Forms: Fiùra - DMcC 9/1995

Possibly Fiùraigh - a Norse island name - JH

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/1996