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English nameFiskavaig
Gaelic nameFiosgabhaig
Meaningfish bay

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
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV47
Relevant main roadsB8009
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG333343
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON fiskr ~ fish; vík ~ bay
Element typeanimalwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON fiska-vík: gen. pl. of ON fiskr, masc. ‘fish’ + ON nom. sg. vík, fem. ‘bay’ = ‘bay of the fish (pl.)’
Sources
Fiscavaig, Fiscavaig, fish bay Watson 1904, 191
Fiosgabhaig, fish bay, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoApplied to: Fiskavig (east) ~ Fiosgabhaig an Ear; Fiskavig (west) ~ Fiosgabhaig an Iar
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