Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 81

Name Type: sea

Meaning: This is likely to be a simplex Norse name in ON fjara (dative fjöru) 'ebbtide; foreshore, features visible at the ebb' (CV, 156; Jakobsen 1936, 40). The phonetic development ON ? > [u?] is seen elsewhere on Tiree (see section 17.4.2).
There is a Fjøra in Norddal, Norway derived from fjøre (NS).

Other Forms: Fiùra - DMcC 9/1995

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Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/1996