Medibogdo

AttestedMedibogdo (or Medebogdo) at position 114 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  The Roman fort at Watercrook, Kendal, Cumbria, at SD51459070, in a bend of the river Kent, which flows ultimately into Morecambe Bay.  See Shotter (2000).

Name origin:  ‘Middle of the bend’, from PIE *medhyo- ‘middle’ plus *bheug- ‘to bend’ (which led to Old English boga ‘bow’).  This fort is surrounded on three sides by one loop of a single river, probably with some kind of supply wharf and/or weir where there was later a mill dam (Selkirk, 1995: 244).

Notes:  Although this name explanation seems very compelling, to sort out a real problems with roads and mileages in this area, the Antonine Itinerary's Alone seems to have applied here as well.

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