Stodoion

Attested:  RC Stodoion (or Stodoyon)

WhereBirrens Roman fort at NY21907518 near a tributary of the river Annan, north of the Solway Firth.

Name origin:  Greek στωιδιον, a diminutive of στοα ‘roofed colonnade, storehouse’, referring to the three granaries at the fort.  Granaries were raised off the ground on short pillars to keep them dry and safe from rodents.

Notes:  AI’s Blatobulgium appears to be another name for the same fort, which must throw some doubt on this identification.

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Last Edited: 25 July 2016