Attested: AI iter 2 Magiovinto; iter 6 Magiovinio; iter 8 Magionvinio
Where: The Romano-British small town where Watling Street crossed the river Ouzel at SP888338, on Dropshort Farm, near Fenny Stratford, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes.
Name origin: This unremarkable location looks like the Roman forerunner of a motorway service station, so (unusually) it makes sense to consider an etymology based on a personal name. Magius was a well-attested Roman name of a gens ‘clan’ and vin- tended to mean something like ‘pleasant’ or ‘happy’ in place names. So maybe Magiovinium was an early equivalent of ‘Maggie's Diner’!
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Last edited: 31 May 2018