Attested: Ptolemy Μαριδουνον; AI iter 12 Muriduno
Where: Carmarthen fort at SN417204
Name origin: PIE *mori- ‘body of water’ has descendants in many languages, with a wide range of vowels between M and R. Celticists prefer to cite a meaning of ‘sea’, but in most ancient place names (including Carmarthen) the topography is more compatible with a meaning of ‘marsh’. See also about dunum.
Last Edited: 26 July 2016