in Britain, mentioned in the 13th Itinerary.
The locality of Duro-cornovium
is that of Ciren-chester,
or the ancient Corin-eum.
[CORINEIUM.] It is 14 miles distant from Glevum (Glo
-cester), and the military road between the two [p. 1.794]
places is traced at the present time. Where this crosses the Fosse
stands, abundant in Roman remains of all kinds.
Name for name,
as well as place for place, Duro-cornovium == Corineum,
i. e. Duro-corn
-ovium is Corin-eum
in a compound form.
The root lies in the name of the present river Churn;
so that Corin
-eum is simply the Churn,
-ovium is the Churn
The fact of the Roman towns being synonymous with the rivers on which they stood has already been noticed. [DEVA; DERVENTIO.]