Morionio

Attested:  RC Morionio

Where:  Glastonbury, Somerset, whose Tor at ST51223862 sticks up from what used to be almost an island surrounded by marshes.

Name origin:  PIE *mori- in ancient place names generally referred to marshes and other forms of inland water rather than to the wider sea like Welsh môr.  The ending –onium was a fairly general way of forming nouns in Latin.

Notes:  The Tor and a chalybeate spring formed the core of an early Christian monastery at Glastonbury.

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Last Edited: 14 July 2016