Zerdotalia

Attested:  RC Zerdotalia

Where:  Somewhere in the Peak District, possibly Melandra Castle Roman fort at SK00899505.

Name origin:  As written, this name is mysterious, but emendation to *Sacerdotalia would make perfect sense because of Latin sacerdotalis ‘priestly’.  That would require taking two letters from RC’s preceding name Aquis Arnemeza, which is spelled differently in all three RC manuscripts, with its final two letters appearing as –za, –ze, and –ya.

Notes:  Was some poor monastic copyist baffled by an ink splotch over that word division?

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Last Edited: 14 June 2016