Ιηνα

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,2  Ιηνα estuary

Where:  Wigtown Bay, into which the rivers Cree and Fleet flow, around NX4951.

Name Origin:  Greek ιηνα was the aorist form of the verb ιαινω ‘to melt, to warm, to cheer’.  Wigtown Bay is notably warm for its latitude, thanks to the Gulf Stream.

Notes:  Ptolemy gave almost the same coordinates for the place Λουκοπιβια.

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Last Edited: 17 August 2017