Axium

AttestedAxium, a river in RC's tour of harbour estuaries.

Where:  More likely to be the river Axe leading to the Woodbury Farm fort near Axminster than the River Exe, leading to the legionary fort at Exeter.

Name Origin:  From PIE *ag- ‘to drive, to move’, which had descendants in most IE language families..

Notes:  See here for a full discussion of the candidate explanations and why the commonly suggested derivation from Isca by SK/KS metathesis is probably wrong.  The implication is that the Axe was an important port for trade with Brittany.

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Last Edited: 7 May 2018