Παρισοι

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,17 Παρισοι, a tribe with one πολις at Πετουαρια

Where:  In east Yorkshire, from Γαβραντουικων Ευλιμενος κολπος (Bridlington Bay) to Petuaria (Brough on Humber).

Name origin:  Greek παρισοι ‘almost equal, evenly balanced’ (plural), probably an outsiders' description.

Notes:  The name might refer to social organisation, or maybe it suggests that these people lived on both sides of the Humber, united by regular use of boats.  The Parisii tribe in Gaul, around Paris, maybe had a similar relationship to the river Seine, judging by the fame of the boatmen's pillar found there by the Seine versus the Bronze Age boats found around the Humber.

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