Masona

Attested:  RC Masona

Where:  Somewhere in south Devon, where RC’s sequence Apaunaris Masona Alovergium is very uncertain.  Best guess = the Dart estuary.

Name origin:  Greek μασσω ‘to knead, press into a mould’ might fit the unusual entrance of the Dart estuary, narrowly squeezed between cliffs.  The –ona ending may mean ‘river’.

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Last Edited: 12 July 2016