Textoverdi

AttestedAltar  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.

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Last Edited: 17 April 2016