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English nameEarlish
Gaelic nameEàrlais
Meaning?Earl's river mouth

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Snizort
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG382614
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON Earl ~ personal name
Element typepersonwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notes 
Arlios 1820 Thomson
Earlais: ear means east and is on west side of Trotternish Forbes, 51
Eàrlais: Norse - may be “earl’s river mouth” or “earl’s ridge”. Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoSee B. Gordon (1964:86-87) who discusses the possibility of the second element being ON nes.
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