Litinomago

Attested:  RC Litinomago (or Liutinomago)

Where:  Probably the large Roman marching camp at NJ655381, at Glenmailen near Ythanwells, at the edge of the lowlands of Aberdeenshire.

Name Origin:  A compound of λιθινος ‘made of stone’ and *magus ‘power place, administrative centre’, from PIE *magh- ‘to have power’ element, in the sense of projecting power at the nearby highlands.

Notes:  This interpretation probably outranks anything based on praying (litany), or Celtic *litano- ‘broad’, or megalithic monuments.

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Last Edited: 24 July 2016