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OLINAS

OLINAS (Ὀλίνα ποταμοῦ ἐκβολαί). Ptolemy (2.8. 100.2) places the mouth of the Olinas river on the coast of Celtogalatia Lugdunensis in the country of the Veneli or Unelli; and the next place which [p. 2.474]he mentions north of the mouth of the Olinas is Noeomagus, or Noviomagus, of the Lexuvii or Lexovii. This is the Orne, which flows into the Atlantic below Caen in the department of Calvados. D'Anville says that in the middle age writings the name of the river is Olna, which is easily changed into Orne. Gosselin supposes the Olinas to be the Savie, and there are other conjectures; but the identity of name is the only evidence that we can trust in this case.

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