Attested: Axium, 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.
Last Edited: 7 May 2018