Μοναοιδα

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,2,12  Μοναοιδα (or Μοναρινα)

Where:  Kintyre, around NR7019, from Ptolemy’s coordinates according to Kleineberg et al (2012).

Name origin:  See Mona about hilly islands visible from the sea.  The final part –οιδα might be Greek for ‘swollen’, from οιδεω ‘to swell’ (compare modern oedema), whereas the alternative final –ρινα looks like the Gaelic word rinn ‘promontory’.

Notes:  Kintyre is a peninsula not an island, but it is joined to the mainland by only a narrow neck about 1km wide, at Tarbert.

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Last Edited: 07 June 2016