Arnamul

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Arnamul
Location
Arnamul is located in Outer Hebrides
Arnamul
Arnamul
Arnamul shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NL545825
Names
Gaelic name Arnamuil
Norse name Arnamul
Meaning of name Norse for "erne mound"
Area and summit
Highest elevation c.150 metres (490 ft)
Population
Population nil
Groupings
Island group Uists and Barra
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
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References [1][2]
The western cliffs of Mingulay with Arnamuil in the centre

Arnamul (Scottish Gaelic: Arnamuil) is a stack off the west coast of Mingulay in the Western Isles, Scotland. Although precipitous, sheep were grazed on its relatively flat summit during the human occupation of Mingulay.[1]

Haswell-Smith (2004) states that the name means "erne mound". Mac an Tailleir (2003) does not provide a derivation, although he quotes "Arnabol" as meaning "eagle farm" or "Arne's farm" from the Norse.[1][3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.  p. 211.
  2. ^ "Get-a-map" Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir (2003). "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-23.