|English name||Brae Stein|
|Gaelic name||Bràigh Steinn|
|Meaning||the upper part of Steinn|
Location and type of place name
|Location||Skye, Inner Hebrides|
|Local authority||Highland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd|
|Parish post 1891||Duirinish|
|County post 1891||Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis|
|Topographical feature type||Settlement ~ Tuineachadh|
|Post town||ISLE OF SKYE|
|Relevant main roads||A850|
|OS sheet number||407|
|OS grid reference||NG266566|
|Type of name||Place ~ Àite|
|Element meaning||G bràigh ~ upper part; ON stein ~ stone|
|Language notes||G nom. sg. bràigh, masc. 'upper part' + gen. sg. of en Steinn (ON stein, 'stone') = 'upper part of Steinn'|
Brae Stein || 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Brac Stein: the arm of Stein, a curved or crooked and || Forbes p.89
projecting portion of land, somewhat arm-like.
Given as Brae Stein, but this may be a mistake.
Steinn, stone, from Norse || Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Bràigh Steinn || Local source, Sgianaidean
|Additional info||Despite what Forbes says about brac, Brae has been on maps since at least 1880 and is interpreted here as 'Brae of Steinn'. The Sòdhaigh source was aware brac was the original, but the proposed name is now currently in use.|