Lenda

AttestedLenda at position 260 in the Ravenna Cosmography, among its sequence of harbour estuaries

Where:  Rivers Great Ouse and Nene, which used to share a large joint estuary flowing into the Wash, with Wisbech near its apex and (Kings) Lynn beside its mouth.

Name Origin:  There seems to be no consensus whether *lendh- ‘wetness’ is to be recognised as a distinct PIE root, but PIE *lei- ‘to flow, to pour’, plus a verbal-participle ending –nta (or similar forms), would fit Lenda.

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