Attested:  RC Sobrica

Where:  An island off western Scotland, which RC’s list of names seems to put in the vicinity of Islay and Jura.  Maybe Scarba.

Name origin:  Greek σοβαρος ‘rushing, violent’ would fit the vicious tide races off Scarba: Grey Dog to the north and the notorious whirlpool of Corryvreckan to the south.  Latin sobrius ‘sober’, to fit the rocky barrenness of the island, seems less relevant.

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Last Edited: 18 July 2016