Bibroci

Attested:  Caesar Bello Gallico 5, 21: Bibroci

Where:  A tribe in the south-east who surrendered in 54 BC

Name Origin:  Apparently ‘beaver people’ from PIE *bhebhru- ‘brown animal’.

Notes:  Beavers were a common theme in ancient names: think of Strabo’s Βεβρυκες in Anatolia or Roman gladiators called Bebryx.  Caesar would have remembered his battle at Bibracte in Gaul.

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Last Edited: 7 May 2016