Attested: RC Lindinis; stone ci dvrotrag lendiniesi, stone c dvrtrg...endinesis
Where: Ilchester 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.
Last Edited: 7 August 2016