AttestedSobrica 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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