Durovigutum

AttestedDuroviguto at position 101 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  At or near the Roman fort at Baylham Farm by a crossing of river Gipping at TM114529

Name originDuro ‘crossing’ plus PIE *wegh- ‘to transport in a vehicle’ (as in weight and vector, for example).

Notes:  The river Gipping was navigable far inland into at least the AD 800s.  Duroviguto was probably the same as the Antonine Itinerary's Conbretovium and the Peutinger Table's Convetoni, where Con- presumably refers to the five Roman roads converging there, with bret- related to modern burden, from PIE *bher- ‘to carry’.  The two names had essentially the same meaning.

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Last edited 4 February 2021     To main Menu.