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English namePort Askaig
Gaelic namePort Asgaig
Meaningash-tree bay

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Killarrow and Kilmeny
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA46
OS sheet number353
OS grid referenceNR431692
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG port ~ harbour; N ask-vík ~ ash-tree
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. port, masc. 'harbour' + gen. sg. of en Asgaig
Sources
Portaskog 1801 Langlands
Portaseg 1804 Heather
P. Askaig 1849 Admiralty Chart 2515
Portaskaig 1882 OS
Portaskaig 1820 Thomson
Ash-tree Harbour Lands of Lordship
Port Asgaig Mac an Tàilleir
[ˈpɔrt ˌaskəgʲ̥] MacNiven 2006
Norse " Aska-vik," Ash or Ship Wick MacBain 1922, 57
Additional infoMacniven 2006 suggests a derivation of ON *askvík, 'ash-tree bay'.
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