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English nameFlashader
Gaelic nameFlaiseadar
Meaningfarm or shieling on flat ground

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 townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG352530
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON flat ~ plain, level ground’; ON sœtr ~ dwelling
Element typehabitationtopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesON flat-sœtr : stem form of ON flotr, masc. ‘plain, level ground’ + ON sœ́tr, neut. ‘dwelling’ =‘farm or shieling on flat ground’.
Flaiseadar... flat pasture or shieling; Norse Flatr, setr Forbes, 192
Flaiseadar, flat farm, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
[ˈfLɑʃətər] local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoThe proposed derivation comes from Cox 1990, 107, no. 35.
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