Bremenium

AttestedBremenio on Antonine Itinerary iter 1;   Bremenium at position 185 in the Ravenna Cosmography;
  Ptolemy 2,3,10 Βρεμενιον/Βερμενιον     Inscription BREM;   Inscription BREMEN

Where:  Roman fort at NY832986 Rochester, Northumberland, on Dere Street, north of Hadrian's Wall on the way to Edinburgh.

Name Origin:  From PIE *bhrem- ‘to project; brim, edge’, like Bremen in Germany.

Notes: The name may survive in the river Breamish, which rises 20 km away across the Cheviot moors.

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