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


TIMANCIUS.  Also spelled Temancius, and simply Timan, in the Angora inscription.  See the Coins of Cunobeline, p. 68.  This was the name of an ancient British king, the father of Cunobeline.  The name stands in the Gaelic of Ireland, as "Dhe mandh," i.e., the "Sacred Mouth," alluding apparently to the law-sentences he was accustomed to utter, admitting, of course, that the chronicle account of the name now found only in the Irish dialect of the Celtic, once stood in the Welsh or ancient British dialect of the same language.
    The ancient British Chronicles describe him as a strict observer of justice, probably implying that he was eminent as a legislator.  Everything we know of him favors the idea of his law-giving celebrity.  It is true that he lived in a country then but imperfectly civilized, but it must be remembered that Numa Pompilius, Draco and Solon, lived in semi-barbarous times, which times their legal institutions were intended to ameliorate.
    In the Roman poet Propertius, it is stated that he kept a fleet of armed vessels at sea in the British Channel, with which he defended his coasts against the Roman provincial naval forces of Gaul.  The passage reads thus:  Seu pedibus Parthos sequimur seu classe Britannos. Elegies, book ii, xx, 63.  In English, "Whether we pursue the Parthians by land, or the Britons with our fleet."... The British Chronicles speak of him as a warlike man, as well as a strict administrator of justice; and Horace speaks of unsettled affairs between Britain and Rome, in his time: and lastly, the general date of the Elegies of Propertius, in which the passage occurs, is the year of Rome 730, which corresponds with the year B.C. 24, down to which time all accounts agree that Timancius occupied the British throne; but the particular event referred to by Propertius seems best placed in the year B.C. 27. (Celtic Inscriptions on Gaulish & British Coins, Poste, 1861)


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