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Note entitled 'Iona Names', 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/309

Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Iona Names' containing scholarly suggestions for the origins of the name 'Iona' citing Irish, Hebrew, Greek and Latin as possible origins and noting that Norse writers call the island 'Insula Sancta Holy Island'. The note continues that 'Sodora' was the name for the village on Iona in old times and that no women were allowed to be buried near 'the Great church' as late as 1693. Note concludes 'M[anu]s[cript] writer unknown'.


  • Creation: 1886

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 87r, line 3 to folio 87v, line 21

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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