held office of Dux (Leader of the 'Sarauara')
|Office Style||Leader of the 'Sarauara'|
Primary Source Info
||... Sarauara duci ...
|Date from Source
||<885>: when Alfred 8 was in the process of defeating the force that had arrived at Rochester (Anonymi 2523).
*The passage is defective. See further Anonymi 2557.
*The meaning of 'Sarauara' is currently unknown. @Campbell 1962, p. 64, s.v. Sarauara, comments that the word is 'obscure, but since apparently a West-Saxon contingent is intended, the word is probably a compound in -ware, the meaning is perhaps "men of Salisbury" (cf. Lat. Sarum).'
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