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English nameEynort
Gaelic nameAoineart
Meaningsea-loch of the isthmus

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Bracadale
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV47
Relevant main roadsB8009
OS sheet number410, 411
OS grid referenceNG383267
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON eið ~ isthmus; fjörðr ~ sea loch
Element typelawtopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesPerhaps ON eiða-fjörðr: ON gen. sg. eið, neut. ‘isthmus’ + ON nom. sg. fjörðr, masc. ‘sea loch’ = ‘sea-loch of the isthmus’
Loch Ainort = Loch Eÿnort 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Loch Ainort = Loch Eynort 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Eynord, Eynort: Eyn-ord or eid... isthmus; Forbes, 187
uncertain Admiralty chart gave name Ainneart
Aoineart "sea loch at the isthmus", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
Bràigh Aoineart Sorley Maclean, An t-Eilean
Additional infoThis ON name is quoted in Cleasby & Vigfusson, 117, but it is far from certain that it is the correct derivation in this case.
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