Duronovaria

Attested:  AI iter 15 Durnonovaria

Where:  Dorchester, Dorset, around SY692907.

Name originDuro- ‘crossing’ plus –novaria compounded from *navis ‘river’ plus PIE *ar- ‘to fit together’.

Notes:  R&S mistakenly amended the name to Durnovaria, taking out NO when they needed only to take out the N.  At Dorchester the river Frome has multiple channels, rather like the other Dorchester in Oxfordshire.

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Last Edited: 6 August 2016