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Attestation: TI·26 (teromui:kualui) (1)
Language: prob. Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

Grammatical Categories: dat. sg. masc.
Stem Class: o

Morphemic Analysis: ku(u̯)-al-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /kualū/


This attested form could have preserved pie */kw/ (see Eska 2006: 232 fn. 7, Eska & Evans 2009: 36) It could be a hypochorism of a compound of *kuo- (/*kuo-/ or /*guo-/), which could also be the second element of atekua; cf. Cua, Cuasus etc. (cf. Lejeune 1971: 50, 52, 63, 68, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 139, 165). See also Motta 2000: 199. Sims-Williams (2007: 332 fn. 118) compares kualui with "Welsh gwelw "pale" if this has *gwh".

Rix 1995: 737 derives it from Couus (on Gaulish coins). See also Delamarre 2007: 78.


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
Eska & Evans 2009 Joseph F. Eska, David Ellis Evans, "Continental Celtic", in: Martin J. Ball, Nicole Müller (eds), The Celtic Languages, 2nd edition, London – New York: Routledge 2009, 28–53.
Eska 2006 Joseph F. Eska, "The genitive plural desinence in Celtic and dialect geography", Die Sprache 46/2 (2006), 229–235.