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English nameTotaig
Gaelic nameTotaig
Meaning

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 referenceNG198506
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON topt ~ site of a ruin; ON vík ~ bay
Element type

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON nom. sg. topt, fem. ‘site of a ruin’ + possibly ON vík, fem. ‘bay’
Sources
Totatheag 1820 Thomson
An Tobhtaig Dwelly 1912
TOTAIG toft of or on the bay... totavig Forbes, 432
an Tobhtaig Watson 1904, 173
An Tobhtaig "the bay at the house site", from Norse. Mac an Tàilleir
[ˈtʰoʰˌtεkʲ] local source, Sgianaidean
[ˈtʰoʰˌtεkʲ] local source, Sòdhaigh
[ˈtʰoʰˌtεkʲ] local source, Àrnasdal
Additional infoIt is unclear what the final syllable represents, but for the purposes of orthography Totaig fits.
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