Venonis

Attested:  AI iter 2 Venonis, iter 6 Venonis, iter 8 Vennonis.

Where:  The Roman settlement at High Cross, Leicestershire, SP47338874, where Watling Street and the Fosse Way intersected – essentially the crossroads of Roman England.  There appears to be no Roman fort there, nor any river nearby.

Name Origin:  As discussed for Venutio, an element *ven- here may not mean ‘family, kindred’, but may come from Latin venus ‘sale’, making Venonis a selling place, like a Roman forerunner of a motorway service area.

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Last Edited: 13 September 2016