Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26 November 2001, 20:00   #21
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Lochgilphead
Boat name: Rannsachair
Make: Shetland Alaska
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF50 and F4
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 44

I believe it is of the same Norse derivation, though if I refer to:

This dictionary was composed by Ewen MacEachen, a priest from Arisaig and noted Gaelic scholar. It was first published in 1842.

Rannsachair, -ean, m. a searcher.
Rannsaich, -te, -achadh, a.v. examine, search.
Rannsaiche, -ean, m. an examiner, a searcher.

And from An Stor-data Braithrachais Gaidhlig 1993:

Rannsachair: Explorer n. masc.

Given my Orcadian/border Scot/Argyll Gael ancestry - perhaps the Irish interpretation is more apt!

Rannsachair is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 16:04.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.