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.
Last Edited: 9 June 2016