Ancalites

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.

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Last Edited: 20 July 2016