N. Airlond loc. “(?sea-stead)”
A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s with an unclear gloss, possibly “?swanstead” (EtyAC/LOD). According to Hostetter and Wynne, it seems to replace a rejected form oerlond, possibly glossed “?sea-stead”. It appears to be a combination of oer “sea” and the lenited form of lhonn “haven”. If the gloss “swanstead” is correct, it may be a variant form of Alflon and Alfobas.
References ✧ EtyAC/LOD
|lhonn||“(narrow) path, strait, pass”|
|ᴹ√LOD||“*pass, path”||✧ Ety/LOD|