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English nameEast Suisnish
Gaelic nameSuidhisnis an Ear
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationRaasay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Portree
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV48
OS sheet number409 /410
OS grid referenceNG551341
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON obscure element; nes ~ promontory
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON obscure element + nom. sg. nes, neut. ‘promontory’
Sources
Suisnis 1596 RMS vi no. 453
Swysnes 1630 Retours (Inverness) no. 50
Shuashnesmore, Shuashnesbeg 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Swinish 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Swenish 1820 Thomson
Suisnish 1882 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Suishnish, Suisnis, seething point
seethe-nes or nish Forbes, 298, 417
Suidhisnis Sorley Maclean, Hallaig
Suidhisnis, seething headland, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
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