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Orkneyinga Saga[edit]

The following are names taken from the maps in Joseph Anderson's edition of the Orkneyinga saga, details:

  • Date of publication - 1990 (reprint of 1981 edition, in turn a facsimile of an 1893 edition)
  • Translators - Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie
  • Editor - Joseph Anderson
  • Publisher: James Thin and Mercat Press (1873 original by Edmonston & Douglas).
  • ISBN 0 901824 25 9

Here are two "cheats" for references (cut and paste). The first is for the 1893 facsimile, the second for an online version of the 1873 Edmonston & Douglas edition.

<ref>Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) ''Orkneyinga Saga''. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9</ref>
<ref>{{Orkneyinga}}</ref>

Hjaltland[edit]

  • Baltey - Balta
  • Barrey - West Burra
  • Brusey - Bressay
  • Ey [sic] - Uyea by Unst
  • Fætilar - Fetlar
  • Friðarey - Fair Isle
  • Hafrey - South Havra
  • Hafskotsey - Hascosay
  • Hildesey - Hildasay
  •  ?Husey - East Burra
  • Hvalsey - Whalsay
  • Jala - Yell
  • Lyngey - Linga (various)
  • Meginland - Mainland
  • Mosey - Mousa
  • Nos - Noss
  • Ornyst - Unst
  • Papey Stora - Papa Stour
  • Rauðey Milkla - Muckle Roe
  • Sandfriðarey - Samphrey
  • Valey - Vaila
  • Vemundarey - Vementry

Shetland uncertain (as marked on map)

  • Papey - Oxna (?)
  • Rauðey Litla - Papa Little (?!)

Additional -

  • Alasund - Yell Sound
  • Leirvik - Lerwick
  • Sundbolstaðr - Symbister

Orkneyar (Orkneyjar - later Norse)[edit]

  • Austrsker - Auskerry
  • Borgarey - Burra
  • Damsey/Daminsey - Damsay (St Adamnan's Island)
  • Eiðey - Eday
  • Egilsey - Egilsay
  • Eyinhelga - Eynhallow
  • Færey - Fara (and also Faray?)
  • Flottey - Flotta
  • Gáreksey - Gairsay
  • Glums Holm - Glim(p)s Holm
  • Grimsey - Graemsay
  • Háey - Hoy
  • Hellisey/Eller Holm - Helliar Holm (Helene-holm in Fordun)
  • Hjalpandisey - Shapinsay
  • Hrólfsey - Rousay
  • Hrossey (Meginland) - Mainland
  • Hundey - Hunda
  • Kalfey - Cava
  • Kalfr - Calf of Eday
  • Kolbeinsey - Copinsay
  • Lyngholm - Linga Holm
  • Papey Meiri - Papa Westray
  • Papey Minni - Papa Stronsay
  • Petlandsker - Pentland Skerries
  • Rínansey/Rínarsey - North Ronaldsay (St Ninian's Isle, not Ronald's, like South Ronaldsay. Possibly "St Ronan's Island")
  • Rognvaldsey - South Ronaldsay
  • Sandey - Sanday
  • Strionsey - Stronsay
  • Svínney/Swefney - Swona (sometimes with "v" sometimes with "w")
  • Vestrey - Westray
  • Vigr - Wyre

Additional -

  • Kirkiuvág - Kirkwall
  • Petlandlandfiörð - Pentland Firth
  • Straumnes - Stomness
  • Straumsey - Stroma
  • Vestfiörð - Westray Firth

Islands of the Forth[edit]

  • Máeyar (cf. plural, later form would be "Máeyjar") - Isle of May

Islands of the Clyde[edit]

  • Bót - Bute
  • Kumreyar - Cumbrae (later form would be Kumreyjar)
  • Herey - Arran
  • Sandey - Sanda Island

Outer Hebrides[edit]

  • Ivist - Uist
  • Lióðhús - Lewis
  • (Not mentioned - Harris - "Hérað" I think)

Inner Hebrides[edit]

  • Dysey - Jura
  • Eyin Helga - Iona
  • Il - Islay
  • Guðey - Gigha
  • Kiarbarey - ?Kerrera
  • Myl - Mull
  • Raunay [sic] - Rona by Raasay
  • Skidh [sic] (= Skið? Skiþ?) - Skye
  • Tyrvist - Tiree
  • Skotlandsfiörð - The Minch
  • Suðreyar - Hebrides (later "Suðreyjar" + "Sodor")

For later Norn versions of the names see here - some changes, e.g. "øy" is used rather than "ey". --MacRusgail 15:25, 14 August 2007 (UTC)