Identification: the river Brit
Velox is a river-name of the kind in which a river-element - here Ve, a modification of the river-letter b and present also in Vedra and Veromo - is used as a prefix to a place-name, in this case Lox, the same name as Ravenna's Loxa (165) at Exley Head, Keighley, Yorkshire (this identification is explained in Chapter 15: Navione to Alavna). Note that the river-letters corresponding to the hill-letters l and s of Loxa (x=cs) are t and b, both of which are present in the river-name Brit, the t coming after the b in Brit because the l of Lox is l2 . It may be noted that the Loxa at Exley Head stood above the river now called the Worth, which will originally have been Bort, a river-name in the river-letters b, r and t, the same river-letters as are present in Brit. Likewise the place called Uxella was adjacent the river now called the Parrett, which will originally have been Baret, again with the river-letters b, r and t. A trace of the name Loxa may perhaps have survived in Asker, the name of the tributary which joins the river Brit at Bridport.
[NB. For further discussion of Velox see Updates: 22 August 2015. Detailed information as to the different river-letters and as to how they were combined to form compound river-names, together with information as to the four categories of Celtic river-names, is given in Chapter 19: The Rivers of Roman Britain. Detailed information as to the different hill-letters is given in Chapter 1 and information as to how the hill-letters were combined to form compound place-names is given in Chapter 2]
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