As the name stands, it's impossible to decide whether the first element is Gaulish (long-vowelled) *bra:t- 'judgement' or (short-vowelled) *brat- 'treachery', though the former is actually on record (as bratou-).
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Xavier Delamarre, Noms de lieux celtiques de l'Europe Ancienne (Errance, 2012) p.86: bratu-spantion "lieu où l'on dit les jugements"
On 20 May 2012, at 00:31, Steve Doerr wrote:
> No idea how reliable this is:
> On 19/05/2012 22:59, BT Yahoo! wrote:
>> I am sorry to again stray across the English Channel, but (see
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauvais ) Beauvais in northern France
>> was known to the Romans as 'Bratuspantium', a Gaulish name. Please,
>> does anyone know enough Celtic to know what 'Bratuspantium' is Celtic
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