Lindinis

Attested:  RC Lindinis; stone ci dvrotrag lendiniesi, stone c dvrtrg...endinesis

WhereIlchester was the only major Roman town in the right area, located at the head of the flood-prone Somerset Levels, at ST521227.  It was the key ancient crossroads for the whole big peninsula of south-west England and a twin of Lindum (Lincoln) at the other end of the Fosse Way.

Name Origin:  A verbal participle *lendh- ‘wetness’, from PIE *lei- ‘to flow’.  Germanic and Celtic parallels are discussed under Lindum Colonia.

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Last Edited: 7 August 2016