Novitia

AttestedNovitia in RC's list of harbour estuaries.

Where:  From its position in RC's list Novitia must be the Border Esk, with its mouth into the north of the Solway estuary at about NY3266, near Gretna.

Name Origin:  See here about rivers called *Navis, *Novis, etc.  Novitia looks like a plural or abstract noun, which is part of the reason to think it was the Esk.

Notes:  See also about the Νοουανται tribe and their peninsula and promontory, and the rivers Νοουιου and Anava.

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Last Edited: 20 February 2017