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Coates, Richard

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This article rehearses the history of attempts to account for the name of the island of Fetlar in Shetland. It is concluded that explaining it as pre-Celtic is beset with philological difficulties, and that it is probably, after all, Scandinavian, though details of its etymology remain open to debate.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Scottish Name Studies
Electronic ISSN 2054-9385
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Series ISSN 2054-9385
APA6 Citation Coates, R. (in press). Fetlar. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 13,
Keywords Fetlar, Shetland, Scotland, place-name
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Copyright 2019, Journal of Scottish Name Studies. This is the final text of an article appearing in Vol. 13 of the Journal of Scottish Name Studies. It is hosted here with the kind permission of the editor.

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