Susura

Attested:  RC Susura

Where:  An island in the Firth of Clyde, probably one of Great Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae, or Inchmarnock.

Name origin:  If Susura came from Latin susurro ‘to hum, to whisper’ it might mean ‘whispering island’, in connection with an oracle, as R&C suggested.  However, a more nautical meaning might come from Greek συσσυρω, used in the Bible (2 Maccabees 5,16) to mean ‘to carry off’, from συρω ‘to drag’.

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Last Edited: 19 July 2016