a town of the Arverni, is mentioned by Sidonius Apollinaris (Carm.
24.16):--“Hinc te suscipiet benigna Brivas.”
The place is Brioude
on the Allier.
Some authorities speak of a Roman bridge there, and say that the old church was built in the time of Constantine.
The name Brivas indicates the passage of a river. [G.L
] [p. 1.443]