Re: Atuatuci

From: studey22
Message: 27927
Date: 2003-12-03

--- In, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>
> The Atuatuci was a part of the Cimbri that the main force had left
> behind in the present Belgium, between Sambre and Meuse. Caesar
> learns (VI,2,3) that "Nervios, Atuatucos, Menapios adiunctis
> Cisrhenanis omnibus Germanis esse in armis", thus the Atuatici,
> the Cimbri are not Germanic? Is there a Germanic etymology for
> name?
> Torsten

Are you sure these Atuatuci weren't one of the Celtic tribes that
joined their confederation?