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English nameEllishader
Gaelic nameEiliseadar
Meaningdwelling of the stone or rock

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmuir
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG502654
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON *ǫl or *œl ~ rock, stone; sóetr ~ dwelling
Element typestones

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesPossibly ON *ǫl or *œl, or ail, ‘rock, stone’ + sóetr, neut. ‘dwelling’ = ‘dwelling of the stone or rock’.
Elishader, Elishadder Forbes, 185
Eliseadar, dwelling by the cave, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
[,eli'ʃatəɾ] local source, Sòdhaigh
Additional infoSee Cox 1990, 108 no. 41 for more discussion of this term and its derivation.
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