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Islay, Ballimony, Lossit, Tormisdale, Port Froige, Argyllshire.
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Sea cave in Gneiss with Amphibolites.
Alternate Names: Uamh na Brolainne, Churning Waters (Cave of the)
Notes: OS Name Books (1870s) has 'Brùlainn, Bròlainn, Brólainn anything hashed or mangled; The explanation of Mr Roberts, Beauly. cf Brothlainn (bròlainn!) seething of currents'. Dwelly: brothluinn (f) 'agitation, confusion, struggle; meeting of tides, struggle between wind and tides.' Note also Dwelly broilein m 'manyplies in an animal's stomach [OED 'the omasum or third stomach of an animal']'; in Badenoch 'pig's snout'.
Note also Uamh na Brolainne R NR17 54 424, on Islay;
From 'Brolainn' (a meeting of currents or tides) a literal translation would be 'the Cave where the Currents Meet' however a good translation (but not literal) would be 'the Cave of the Churning Waters'.
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