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.

You may copy this text freely, provided you acknowledge its source as www.romaneranames.uk, recognise that it is liable to human error, and try to offer suggestions for improvement.
Last edited 4 February 2021     To main Menu.