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English nameRuaig
Gaelic nameRubhaig
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationTiree, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townISLE OF TIREE
Postcode areaPA77
OS sheet number372
OS grid referenceNM066477
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningPossibly ON ruð,‘clearing’ + v&iacuk, ‘bay’
Element type

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Further Information

Language notesPossibly ruð-vík: ON ruð neut. ‘clearing’ + vík, ‘bay’ (compare ruð-staðr)
Sources
?Roage 1511 RMS ii, 3622
Rowag 1654 Blaeu
Rowbeig 1674 Retours (Argyle) 82
Rowaik 1630 Retours (Argyle) 36
Rowaig 1683 Retours (Argyle) 86
N. Rudh, a clearing + vik, bay: MacDonald 1965, 32
Rubhaig: Brownlie [ru-ikj] - JM
Additional infoThis is near a promontory called Rubh’ a Phuirt Bhig. There is also Cleit Ruaig.
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