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English nameUigshader
Gaelic nameÙigseadar
Meaningdwelling at the bend in the river

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 roadsA850
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG428463
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON vík ~ bend in a river; ON sœ́tr ~ dwelling
Element typehabitationwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesON vík-sœtr : stem form of vík, fem. ‘bend in a river’ + sœ́tr, neut. ‘dwelling’ = ‘dwelling at the bend in the river’
Sources
Wgysadder 1630 Retours (Inverness) no. 50
Ugisarder 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Uigshader, Ugisarder... Uig-town; Uig-setr Forbes, 442
Ùigeseadar "bay township", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
u:gʲ(ə)ˌʃadər] Cox Various sources
Additional infoSee Cox, 1990, 107 (entry 32) for further discussion on the etymology.
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