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Attestation: NM·9 (anatikou) (1)
Status: probable
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: ? (?)
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: 'Anatikou' (?)


See the inscription page on issues with the segmentation.

anatikou is most probably a personal name, though its exact analysis is uncertain. Initial ana- is reminiscent of names with preverb syntagmata like anareuiśeos, anarekartos: an-/ande-ad-/ate-. This would leave a base ik- (DLG: 187 ico-?) or, with syncope/haplology, possibly tik- (see tikou for potential comparanda and etymologies). Final -ou is most likely the on-stem nominative singular ending (see the inscription page), though an abbreviation of an even longer compound name anatiko-u̯° cannot be excluded (cf. Marinetti & Prosdocimi 1994: 44). Cf. also the coin legend RIG M-22 anadgouonios (see Delamarre 2007: 20). Formally possible is a derivation with -ik- from *anation 'soul, spirit', but the latter does not occur in personal names (DLG: 44 f.).

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.