Attested:  RC Dannoni or Daunoni

Where:  In RC's list of afterthoughts, possibly referring to tribes in southern Scotland

Name origin:  R&C suggested a scribal error for *Damnoni, referring to the Δαμνονιοι tribe.

Notes:  An interesting parallel for Δαμνονιοι is δαιμων ‘god’.  Christians turned the word demon into something harmful, but a daemon was benign.  The word originally came from PIE *da- ‘to divide’, which raises a possibility that *Damnoni were not mighty slashers but just a divided tribe.

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Last Edited: 8 March 2017