Attested: RC Bribra
Where: Probably the fort at Beckfoot, Cumbria, NY08964884, part of the extension to Hadrian’s Wall along the Cumbrian coast south of the Solway.
Name Origin: As written, Bribra has no easy explanation, though emendation to *Bibra could make it refer to beavers. Its situation right on a relatively featureless coast could fit briva, commonly mistranslated as ‘bridge’ but more likely to mean ‘water’s edge’ from PIE *bhru- ‘brow’.
that it is liable to human error, and try to offer suggestions for improvement.
Last Edited: 13 June 2016