a place in Gallia, on the road from Bingium (Bingen
) to Augusta Trevirorum (Trier
). The Table gives 16 Gallic leagues from Bingium to Dumnissus, and 8 from Dumnissus to Belginum. Ausonius, in his poem on the Mosella (5.1, &c.), mentions Dumnissus.
After crossing the Nava (Nahe
), which joins the Rhine at Bingen,
he speaks of passing through forests without tracks, where there was no sign of human cultivation; and he adds,--
Praetereo arentem sitientibus undique terris
Dumnissum, riguasque perenni fonte Tabernas.
The route of Ausonius from Bingen
was through the Hundsrück;
but the site of Dumnissus is unknown.
It is placed by some geographers at Denzen,
Belginum is supposed to be Belch,
which in fact is the same name.