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.
Last Edited: 5 August 2016