Attested: Caesar Bello Gallico 5, 21: Ancalites
Where: A tribe in south-east England, one of five who sent embassies to Caesar.
Name Origin: PIE *ank- ‘bend’ (as in ankle, angle, etc) plus Latin litus ‘shore, beach, river bank’ probably from PIE *lei- ‘to flow’. Maybe they lived around a bend in the coastline. R&S offered a Celtic suggestion based on *kal- ‘hard.
Last Edited: 20 July 2016