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English nameHalistra
Gaelic nameHalastra
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Waternish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsB886
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG246597
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON obscure element; ON staðr ~ farm
Element typeagriculture

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON obscure element + ON staðr, masc. nom. sg. ‘farm’
Sources
Halistra, hallr and stadr Forbes
Halastra, township on a slope, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
Halastra ['hɑLəstra] Cox, local source
Additional infoThe current pronunciation does not suggest ON hallr. Halistra is near Hallin (see that entry) and may have a similar derivation although the quality of the [l] is different in each case.
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