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English nameTotscore
Gaelic nameTotasgor
Meaningwoods of the house-site

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Snizort
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG384663
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON topt ~ site of a ruin; ON skógr ~ notch, cleft
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesPossibly ON topta-skógar: ON gen. sg. of topt, fem. ‘site of a ruin’ + ON gen. sg. skógr, fem. ‘notch, cleft’ = ‘cleft of the house-site’
Totscore "the sgor" toft tobht and sgor, a jagged rock Mac an Tàilleir
Tobhta Sgoir, house site at the wood, from Norse. Forbes, 432
[ˈtʰoʰtəˌskor] local source, Sgianaidean
[ˈtʰoʰtəˌskɔ:r] local source, Sòdhaigh
[ˈtʰoʰtəˌsko-ər] Cox, local source
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