Attested: AI Barsa (Maritime Itinerary)
Where: A Channel Island, possibly Herm (see R&S p181)
Name origin: PIE *bhars- ‘projection, bristle, point’ (the root of English barse, barley and bur, and of Irish barr ‘tip’) would suit an island.
Notes: In personal names Bar- tended to be Semitic for ‘son’.
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