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English nameHolmisdale
Gaelic nameHolmasdal
Meaningvalley of the holm

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 referenceNG180485
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON holmr ~ holm, islet; dalr ~ valley
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON holms-dalr: ON gen. sg. holmr, masc. ‘holm, islet’ + ON nom. sg. dalr, masc. ‘valley’ = ‘valley of the holm’
Sources
Holm... and dal, dalr Forbes, 215
Holmasdal, holm valley, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
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