Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,16  Ισουριον, a πολις of the Βριγαντες
   Isurium on iter 1, Isuriam on iter 2, and Isubrigantum on iter 5 of the Antonine Itinerary

Where:  The Roman town at Aldborough (near Boroughbridge, Yorkshire) at SE406664, where Dere Street crossed the river Ure.

Name origin:  Presumably the river Ure was originally called something like Isara, discussed under Isca.  Delamarre (2003:191) characterised Isara as Indo-European but not Celtic and translated it as ‘impetuous, rapid’.

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