Etymology
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Hebrides

originally Ebudae, Haebudes, of uncertain origin. Apparently a scribal error turned -u- into -ri-. The Norse name, Suðregar, "Southern Islands," is relative to the Orkneys. Related: Hebridean.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Hebrides from WordNet

Hebrides (n.)
a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland;
Synonyms: Hebridean Islands / Hebridean Isles / Western Islands / Western Isles
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.