Levioxava

Attested:  RC Levioxava

Where:  Possibly the Roman fortlet at Midgate (sometimes called Thorny Hill) at the north-east end of the Gask Line of watch towers and Roman road, at NO02052045.

Name origin:  Probably a compound of Latin laevus ‘on the left’ and octava ‘eighth’, possibly referring to Legio VIII Augusta, which served in Britain.

Notes:  A comprehensive re-analysis of all names and sites in this area is still needed!

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Last Edited: 7 August 2016