Γαδηνοι

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,10  Γαδηνοι (not in all manuscripts)

Where:  People in the Scottish borders, possibly around Jedburgh.

Name Origin:  PIE *ghedh- ‘to unite, to join’ developed strongly in Germanic languages, for example to Flemish gaden ‘to please, to belong with’ and to English gather.

Notes:  The element Caed-, which was common in Anglo-Saxon personal names (but often alleged to come from a Celtic root meaning ‘battle’) may be related.

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Last Edited: 19 July 2016