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Origin of the name NEMAUSUS.
Etymology of the name NEMAUSUS.
Meaning of the baby name NEMAUSUS.


NEMAUSUS.  Celtic name of a fountain god of the city of Nismes, meaning "sacred."

Neminia, a fountain in Samnium, allied to Nevyn in North Wales and to Nemausus or Nismes in its meaning, "sacred." (Kymry, Owen, 1891)

... Some of these stream-divinities, worshipped in spots destined to become the sites of fair towns, have won a still greater celebrity, as for instance Nemausus, the god-fountain or the god of the fountain of the great spring at Nîmes, whose temple was consecrated in later times to Diana;... (Cambridge Medieval History, v.2, 1913)

... on the delta of the Rhone in the Mediterranean, the names of places lying along the road from Nismes to Zeziers, are said to be all of Celtic origin, such as Nismes itself, which anciently was Nemausus, a Latinised form of the Celtic nemet, a sacred grove... (Teaching of Geography, Geikie, 1898)


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