Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 43

Name Type: sea

Meaning: ON brim ‘surf’, with ON nes ‘promontory’ (Nicolaisen 1976, 116)
Brim Ness occurs three times in Shetland; there is a Brimnes in Eidfjord, Norway that derives from brim (NS); and Brimnes occurs eight times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms:

Related Places:

A sea rock just inside Briminis - WMcP.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995