AttestedSena in Pomponius Mela who described it as famous for the oracle of a divinity.  Sina in the Antonine Itinerary (maritime section).

Where:  Modern Île de Sein, off the western tip of Brittany.

Name Origin:  Most likely related to Latin sinus ‘bend’, which Delamarre (2021) links to PIE *sai-/sei- ‘to bind’, with a magical rather than geographical sense.

Notes:  Lots of reinterpretation for this island name!

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