Attested: Caesar Bello Gallico 5, 21: Bibroci
Where: A tribe in the south-east who surrendered in 54 BC
Name Origin: Apparently ‘beaver people’ from PIE *bhebhru-
Notes: Beavers were a common theme in ancient names: think of Strabo’s Βεβρυκες in Anatolia or Roman gladiators called Bebryx. Caesar would have remembered his battle at Bibracte in Gaul.
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Last Edited: 7 May 2016