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English nameEilean Iarmain
Gaelic nameEilean Iarmain
MeaningIsland of Iarma(i)n

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Sleat
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV43
Relevant main roadsA851
OS sheet number412
OS grid referenceNG699123
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG eilean ~ island; iarma(i)n ~ obscure element
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. eilean, masc. ‘island’ + gen. sg. iarma(i)n, an obscure element = ‘Island of Iarma(i)n’
Sources
Ilanoronsa 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Ornsay Isle... English form of Eilean Orasa, Eilean Diarman Forbes, 391
Eilean Dhiarmaid MacBain 1922, 37
Eilean Iarmain current OS maps
[ən,tʲel,an 'iərmən] local source, Sòdhaigh
Additional infoIsleornsay or Isle Ornsay is the current Anglicised version of this name.
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