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Attestation: MI·10.6 (śuro) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg.
Stem Class: o, on

Morphemic Analysis: dūr-o(s) or dūr
Phonemic Analysis: /dūro/ or /dūrō/
Meaning: 'Śuro'


Personal name in the nominative, either an o-stem with loss of final /s/ (see The Cisalpine Celtic Languages), or an on-stem with substitution of /ū/ with /ō/ under Latin influence. See Stifter 2010: 372 on the reading of san as /d/. The name could be connected with Latin names in dur-, which are derived from Lat. dūrus 'hard' (cf. Stifter ibid.), but the base dur- is also well attested in Celtic onomastics (and may have the same etymology, see dūr-). If an on-stem, the name is a hypocoristic, while a thematic formation without a suffix *dūros would be reminiscent of Lepontic simplex names (see Onomastics).

Corinna Salomon