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English nameKilmaluag
Gaelic nameCille moLuaig
MeaningSaint Luag’s church
Genitive formChille moLuaig

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmuir
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSea ~ Muir
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG424739
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; mo ~ my, in sense of ‘Saint’; Luag ~ personal name
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + mo, 1st person poss. pron. ‘my’ (in sense of ‘Saint’) (leniting) + slenderised (and lenited) gen. sg. of Luag, masc. personal name = ‘Saint Luag’s church’
Kil molovag 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Kilmiluach 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Kilmaluick 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Kilmaluick 1804 Heather
Cill-mo-Luaig Dwelly 1912
Kilmalua Cille Moluac or Moluag Forbes, 224
Cille Mo Luaig "Mo Luag’s church". Mac an Tàilleir
Cille mo Luaig local source, Sòdhaigh
Cille mo Luaig local source, Sgianaidean
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