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English nameUllinish
Gaelic nameUilfhinis
Meaningpromontory of the wolves

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Bracadale
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV56
Relevant main roadsA863
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG323384
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningON úlfr ~ wolf; nes ~ promontory
Element typeanimaltopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesPerhaps ON úlfa-nes: gen. pl. of úlfr, masc. ‘wolf ’ + ON nes, neut. nom. sg. ‘promontory’ = ‘promontory of the wolves’
Sources
Ulimish 1804 Heather
Ullinish 1820 Thomson
Ulinish, Ullinish, Ultinish: perhaps ulfr wolf and nes point Forbes, 443
Uilinis or Uilbhinis "wolf headland", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
ulì-əˌniʃ] Cox
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