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Attestation: TI·42 (minuku:komoneos) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. masc.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: mīn-uk
Phonemic Analysis: /mīnukū/
Meaning: 'Minuku'


Simple on-stem personal name in the nominative, derived from the base mīni- 'gentle' with the hypocoristic suffix -uk- (curiously not -ik- to match the base's stem vowel as in minicius/-a, see Delamarre 2007: ?). Cf. CIL XIII 2744 minucia and with an additional suffix CIL V 6953 minuconius from Torino. See Rhŷs 1913: 17, Danielsson 1909: 23, n. 3, Lejeune 1971: 64, n. 212, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 140, Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 161, Motta 2000: 205, Delamarre 2007: 134.

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CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
Danielsson 1909 Olof August Danielsson, Zu den venetischen und lepontischen Inschriften [= Skrifter utgivna av Kungliga Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala 13.1], Uppsala – Leipzig: 1909.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.