Attested: Altar DEAE SAIIADAE CURIA TEXTOVERDORUM VSLM
Where: found somewhere near Hadrian’s Wall.
Name origin: Latin curia
‘assembly, council’ and textus
‘woven’, plus saeta ‘coarse hair’ as a possible explanation of Saiiadae or Sattadae,
suggest that this inscription was set up by a guild of craftsmen weavers and did not refer to a place. To explain
the –verdorum part there is nothing obvious in Latin or Celtic, but PIE *wes-
‘to clothe’ leading to English wear probably outranks PIE *wer- ‘to cover’ leading to English weir as an explanation.
that it is liable to human error, and try to offer suggestions for improvement.
Last Edited: 17 April 2016