This page deals with the place-names of a region approximately corresponding to the V Regio of Italy. This region is bounded by the Adriatic sea (to the east), the river Esino (north), the Appennine range (west) and the river Saline (south). Included here are the towns of the Piceni proprie dicti and of the Palmensi, Praetutii, Hadriani.
Common remarks: the place-names have been put in the nominative case, an asterisk * means not attested, reconstructed form. The late place-names of probable Latin origin have not been included. The IE roots are in the form given by Pokorny's Indogermanische Wörterbuch. The links will be active when the single pages will be published, see the main page. For any comment, suggestion, email me.
An Italic presence is also needed to explain some placenames with initial f or h and it is especially concentrated in the valley of river Tronto (Truentus fl.), maybe the first point from which these Italics, avoiding Picenes north and south, propagated toward the western coast of Italy. It is not clear whether this stratum is a (Western) Italic one or a part of the Osco-Umbrian group.
Possibly, an example of a Gaulish toponymy has been found, not far from the Ager Gallicus in the north of the region.