|Attestation:||BG·41.24 (penini) (1)|
|Word Type:||proper noun|
|Grammatical Categories:||gen. sg. masc.|
|Meaning:||'of Peninos' (?)|
In light of the two attestations of the theonym poininos in the Carona petrographs, Motta in Casini et al. 2014: 201 is probably right in identifying penini as another variant. Based on his etymology of the name, Motta interprets penin- as the original Celtic form without the diphthong in the root. The ending can be nothing else but a genitive, though the theonym usually appears in the dative, but cf. the nominative poininos at Carona. Cf. also the possible abbreviation pe.
|Casini et al. 2014||Stefania Casini, Angelo E. Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Nuove iscrizioni in alfabeto di Lugano sul masso Camisana 1 di Carona (Bergamo)", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 22 (2014), 179–203.|