Regaina/Ρικινα

Attested:  RC Regaina;  Pliny  Ricina;  Ptolemy 2,2,11  Ρικινα (or –ρικεννα)

WhereRathlin Island, off Northern Ireland, at NR330079, where a remarkable number of ships have been wrecked.

Name Origin:  Greek ρηγνυμι ‘to be shipwrecked’, from PIE *wreg- ‘to break’.

Notes:  Listed by RC among islands ‘in the western ocean’.

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Last Edited: 25 July 2016