Ολικανα

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,16  Ολικανα

Where:  Roman fort at Ilkley, West Yorkshire, SE11634789, on the banks of the river Wharfe (Verbeia), from analysis of Ptolemy’s coordinates by Kleineberg, Marx, and Lelgemann (2012).

Name origin:  Greek ολεκω ‘to ruin, destroy, kill’ is the obvious parallel, probably from PIE *olə- ‘to destroy’.  Archaeological evidence suggests the fort was twice destroyed by fire.

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Last Edited: 19 June 2016