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English nameFasach
Gaelic nameAm Fàsach
Meaningthe wilderness

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsB884
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG188491
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG fàsach ~ wilderness
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG masc. nom. sg. def. art.am (before labials) + nom. sg of fàsach, masc. ‘wilderness’ = ‘the wilderness’
Sources
Fasach, the desert Forbes, 189
Fàsach, wilderness Mac an Tàilleir
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