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DUROCORNOVIUM 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-road, Cirencester 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, and Duro-corn-ovium is the Churn-water. The fact of the Roman towns being synonymous with the rivers on which they stood has already been noticed. [DEVA; DERVENTIO.]


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