Attested: Cunovendus in a list of names on a curse tablet; Cunovendi in a list of names scratched on a brick before firing;
CVNOVENDV scratched on stone slab; Cunovinna on a lead curse tablet; Cunoven potter's mark
Where: Findspots Leicester, Binchester, Hadrian's Wall, Uley, and near northern tip of Brittany at small port with links to Britain.  See Clauss-Slaby database for more info.
Name origin: See Cuneglasus about Cune-, whether meaning ‘hound, dog’ or ‘kin, royal, kingly’ and also about Vindo-, whether meaning ‘water-meadow’ or ‘white’.
Notes: Water dogs? These men were apparently all of low status, young slaves in training or soldiers recruited in Britiain. An analogous Vindocunus is mentioned on another Bath curse tablet.
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