Cambroianna

Attested:  RC Cambroianna

Where:  Probably Drumlanrig Roman fort at NX85439891 by the river Nith in SW Scotland.

Name Origin:  The name begins like Scots (i.e. northern English) kame or kaim ‘ridge, hillock’, describing the fort’s position on a raised plateau between the river Nith and an inflowing stream. The ending –broianna resembles a plural of PIE *bhru- ‘brow’, referring to the two water’s edges.

Notes:  This analysis rejects the idea that *cambo- in place names was Celtic for ‘curved’, as seen from above.

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Last Edited: 5 August 2016