Attested: Ptolemy 2,3,24 Μαριδουνον, a πολς of the Δημηται; Muriduno on iter 12 of the Antonine Itinerary
Where: Carmarthen fort at SN417204
Name origin: PIE *mori- ‘body of water’ has descendants in many languages, with a wide range of vowels between M and R. Celticists prefer to cite a meaning of ‘sea’, but in most ancient place names (including Carmarthen) the topography is more compatible with a meaning of ‘marsh’. See also about dunum.
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