Attested: Ptolemy 2,3,3 Αντιουεσταιον
(or Αλτιουεταιον) ακρον το και Βολεριον.
Where: Land’s End, Cornwall, at SW341254.
Name Origin: Literally ‘against-the-west point’. The word west came from PIE *wes-, a reduced form of *wespero- ‘evening’, which survives in modern vespers and Hesperides (from *ϝεσπερος).
Notes: No one seems sure what linguistic channels coastal names passed through to reach Ptolemy or whether Vesta or other divinities should be linked to this name. See also Βολεριον.
Last Edited: 30 September 2016