What is the name of the municipality (small city) Eura in Latin? The name in Finnish and Swedish is Eura and it would be reasonable that the Latin name is the same. However, I haven't managed to find any Latin sources mentioning the place.

Eura has a long history (especially prehistory), so I do assume that it has been mentioned in Latin texts. A mention in a dictionary or a list of Latin city names would be good, a passage in a Latin text would be great.

If possible, I would also like to know the related adjective (I'm guessing Eurensis or Euranus), but my main focus is on the city.

(For the sake of searchability, let me repeat the main question in Finnish: Mikä on Euran kunnan nimi latinaksi? Onko Eura latinaksi Eura?)


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Vicipaedia, which has very little authority in these matters, uses the obvious choice: Eura.

After doing a little digging, I found an old work (warning, large PDF file!) on Finnish metal working: Historica delineatio officinarum ferrariarum in magno principatu Finnlandia which includes several references to Eura, including the below:

  • pg. 33:

    Hanc ordine excipit Officina Cautua, in provincia *Bioerneburgensi, territorii Satagundensis parte inferiori, & paroecia Eura.

  • pg. 45:

    A[nn]o 1694. veniam parandi alterius foci petiit illustris postestor [?], quid vero responsi tulerit ignoramus. 1697 d. 30. Dec. unus hic focus ad officinam Cautua, in paroecia Eura, transferendus judicabatur.

  • Thanks! I won't load the file on my phone, but I'll take a look later on. Looks convincing. Credibility of Vicipaedia is further reduced by Eura not appearing in a dedicated article.
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 16:46

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