AttestedOnna at position 40 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  Probably at Horsebridge, Hampshire, SU339305, where a Roman road crossed the river Test, because the Cosmography listed Onna between Noviomagno (probably Old Sarum, not Chichester) and Venta velgarom (near Winchester). 

Name originEndlicher's Glossary explained “Gaulish” onno as Latin flumen ‘river’, which has prompted discussion of a possible origin from PIE *(s)nau- ‘to flow’ and links with Latin unda ‘wave’ and with ancient river names ending in -na.

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