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English nameTarskavaig
Gaelic nameTarsgabhaig
Meaningbay of codfish

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Sleat
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV46
Relevant main roadsA851
OS sheet number412
OS grid referenceNG586098
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON þorskr ~ codfish; ON vík ~ bay
Element typeanimalwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesPerhaps: ON þorska-vík: gen. pl of ON þorskr, masc. ‘codfish’ + ON nom. sg. vík, fem. ‘bay’ = ‘bay of codfish’
Sources
Tarskevag 1804 Heather
Tarskabheig 1820 Thomson
Tarskavaig whale bay trosg, codfish from Norse torsg Forbes, 401
Tarsgabhaig "cod bay", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
[ˈtɑʂkəˌvɪkʲ] local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoSee MacBain 1922, 37 for the derivation.
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