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English nameTorrin
Gaelic nameNa Torrain
Meaningthe little hills

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Strath
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV49
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number412
OS grid referenceNG579206
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG torran ~ little hill
Element typesizetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG masc. nom. pl. def. art. na + slenderised nom. pl. of torran, masc. ‘little hill’ = ‘the little hills’
Sources
Torrin 1615 Retours (Inverness) no. 28
? Torii 1623 RMS viii no. 547
Torran 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Torrin 1804 Heather
Torrins 1820 Thomson
Torran, Na Torrain.. the heaps Forbes, 299, 430
Na Torranan "the hillocks" Mac an Tàilleir
Na Torrain local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoDwelly gives torrain and torranan as the plural. The local source’s version has been chosen, although there is probably variation amongst speakers.
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