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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.


Coates, R. (2019). Fetlar. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 13, 37-54

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 18, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 19, 2019
Journal Journal of Scottish Name Studies
Electronic ISSN 2054-9385
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Pages 37-54
Series ISSN 2054-9385
Keywords Fetlar, Shetland, Scotland, place-name
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