Attested: Regno at the end of iter 7 of the Antonine Itinerary, 20 Roman miles from Clausentum.
Where: Fishbourne palace, at SU838047, near Chichester. Possibly the same as the Cosmography's Navimago regentium.
Name Origin: This name has clearly assimilated (as Rivet & Smith suggested) to Latin regnum ‘kingship, kingdom’.
Notes This analysis overrules a previous guess of Lepe, on the Solent, at the end of Roman road Margary 423, probably by Stone Farm SZ457992 (Clarke, 2003). Note also PIE *reig- ‘to reach, to stretch out’, which led to the sailing term reach, meaning to hold a straight course for a while, seen also in Regulbio and Raxtomessasenua. Note also Ptolemy's Ριγνοι people.
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