Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,17 Πετουαρια, a πολις of the Παρισοι;  RC Decuaria;  ND numeri superventium Petuerensium
  inscription VICI PETU

WhereBrough on Humber Roman fort, town, and possible naval base, around SE938268

Name origin:  From Latin peto ‘to travel to’, referring to the ferry across the Humber, on the line of Ermine Street, from near Winteringham Haven SE934227 to Brough (both of which had bigger river inlets in Roman times).  The similarity to Celtic words for ‘four’ is coincidental.

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Last Edited: 25 July 2016