inou

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Attestation: VB·3.2 (mou:ea) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: in-ū Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: inū
Meaning: "Inu"?

Commentary

The sequence -ou is perhaps a spelling for the Celt. ending of the nom. sg. of the on-stems. Either, this originally monophthongic ending developed really into the diphthong /-ou̯/, or the spelling is an orthographic compromise between the vernacular ending and the Latinised ending . Cf. the legend coppou beside coppo on Noric coins.