The island between the two arms acquired the name of Insula Sacra (still called Isola Sacra) by which Procopius mentions it.
To the north of the Meuse, and more especially in the low-lying ground enclosed between the Waal and the Rhine (insula Batavorum) lived the Batavi, a clan of the great Germanic tribe, the Chatti.
The insula Batavorum, lined with forts,.
Paeninsula, from paene, almost, and insula, an island), in physical geography, a piece of land nearly surrounded by water.
Though the name Rhine thus at last attaches to a very insignificant stream, the entire district between the Waal on one side and the Yssel on the other, the Insula Batavorum of Caesar, in reality belongs to the delta of the famous river.
That of the Doric temple in the Foro Triangolare (6th century B.C.) and an old column built into a house in Region vi., Insula 5; also of the older parts of the city walls - date uncertain (Sarno limestone and grey tufa).
Thus Dulcert reads Insula de Lanzarotus and Marocelus, the Laurentian map I.
The word first occurs in Sir Thomas More's Utopia, which was originally published in Latin under the title De Optimo Reipublicae Statu, deque Nova Insula Utopia (Louvain, 1516).
In 1257 Baldwin de Insula obtained a grant of a Thursday market, and an annual three days' fair at the feast of St Peter ad Vincula.
A massive oak trunk with an inscription "Hic jacet sepultus inclitus rex Arthurus in insula Avalonia."