word "abobriga" means population located in the margins
or borders of the river abo (as they designated to the Avia). The
words of abobriga and Ribadavia, they mean the same, although they
sound of different form.
The Rippa word avie, with that it is designated to Ribadavia in
documents of century XII, like the municipal law, one bula and also
in others, it does not mean another thing that shores or borders
of the Avia river, thus being suitable with the meaning of the old
name and the present one, used in the average age, giving that one,
Roman structure or latinizando it.
Rippa avie, also it was call Villa of the King (to live king Garci'a
I during years 1065 to 1071). Once deceased D. Fernando I, King
of Castile and Leon, it leaves distributed its states between all
its children, adjudging to D. Garci'a I, Galicia, with the title
of Kingdom. D. Garci'a I, it established its capital and it calls
to account in ours villa de Ribadavia, like centric point of