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Attestation: TI·40 (komoneos/uarsileos) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

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

Morphemic Analysis: u̯ars-il(l)-ii̯-os
Phonemic Analysis: /arsileos/ or /arsilleos/
Meaning: 'son of Uarsilos'


Patronym in -ii̯o-, spelled ⟨eo⟩ (Lejeune 1971: 52, Evans 1972: 181). The analysis of the underlying personal name *uarsilos is unclear. Lejeune 1971: 65, n. 230 compares CIL V 2308 uarsa, assuming that the name is formed with the suffix -il(l)- (also Eska 2009b: 114, who points out that this is the only attestation of the sequence rs in the corpus), but the base u̯ars- remains unexplained. Differently Delamarre 2007: 232, who segments u̯ar-sil(l)-os with second element silo- 'progeny' (DLG: 273), but u̯ar- (without composition vowel!) is again isolated (cf. maybe kituaretos).

Corinna Salomon


CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
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.
Eska 2009b Joseph Francis Eska, "Remarks on the 3. plural preterite in -us in Continental Celtic", Die Sprache 47,1 (2007–2008 [2009]), 108–119.
Evans 1972 D. Ellis Evans, "A comparison of the formation of some Continental and early Insular Celtic personal names", Études Celtiques 13/1 (1972), 171–193.