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.
Last Edited: 8 March 2017