Attested: Pliny Monapia; Orosius Mevania; Honorius Mevania; Jordanes Mevania
Where: The Isle of Man, because Pliny also mentioned Mona to be Anglesey
Name origin: Presumably PIE *men- ‘to project’ plus *ap- ‘water’. The later authors' form Mevania probably arose as a scribal mistake to match the city of that name near Rome. Greek Μαναπια is easy to misread as Roman Mevania.
Notes: Island names similar to Mona created, in the words of R&S, a tangled web.
Last Edited: 26 July 2016