Attested: Birila at position 285 in the Ravenna Cosmography
Where: One of the islands off western Scotland discussed here.
Name Origin: βηρυλλος/beryllus ‘gem of sea-green colour’.
Notes: No convincing argument fits this name to any particular island, but Gigha is naturally green and fertile and it fits the Cosmography's sequence of names.
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