Attested: Sobrica at position 287 in the Ravenna Cosmography
Where: An island off western Scotland, probably Scarba.
Name origin: Greek σοβαρος ‘rushing, violent’, possibly derived from PIE *tyegw, might fit the notorious whirlpool of Corryvreckan off Scarba. Latin sobrius ‘sober’ might have influenced the spelling.
Notes: See here about Scottish islands listed in the Cosmography.
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