Duroliponte

Attested:  AI iter 5 Duroliponte

Where:  Cambridge Roman town on Castle Hill around TL44455926

Name origin:  Duro ‘crossing’ plus PIE *lei- ‘to flow’ plus PIE *pont-/*pent- ‘path.

Notes:  The development of ‘wet’ words beginning with L and of the ‘path’ word towards Latin pons ‘bridge’ is not certain, and there is no evidence how the river Cam and its marshes were crossed in Roman times.

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Last Edited: 9 June 2016