Boreades wrote:Ortho Romano-British history says the Romans stopped around Exeter. But recent field work has found three Roman forts in Cornwall and West Devon.
1) Nanstallon, west of Bodmin
2) Restormel, near Fowey
3) Bere Ferrers, on the Devon side of the Tamar river
Tamar......orthodoxy would tell you
It is one of several British rivers whose ancient name is assumed to be derived from a prehistoric river word apparently meaning "dark flowing" and which it shares with the River Thames.
Of course the Thames itself divides implying that different parts of the river might have had different names. The Thames and the Isis. The Latin name was Tamesis. It looks like the two names added together (Tamesis).
If you shed the Wiki celtic explanations and as it were....don't go with the orthodox "dark flow" .....It does just look like "Tame" or "Tamed"
Note this might be consistent with Dam (T=D),....which according to orthodoxy is of "unknown origin",... and would also mean that Timber also starts to become clearer.
As in fact does tomb..........