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Attestation: TI·34.3 (]rkomui:pal[) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: °rk-om-ūi̯ or u̯er-kom-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: °/rkomūi̯/ or °/rgomūi̯/
Meaning: 'for °rkomos'


Personal name in the dative. Possibly formed with the same obscure (local?) suffix -om- which appears to be attested in teromui, in which the base, if etymologically Celtic, could be any in °rk-/°rg. Motta 2000: 200 suggests terkomui, cf. e.g. dercius, dercinus, dercillus, Delamarre 2007: ?, AcS I: 1266 f., KGP: 192, GPN: 344. A popular emendation is uerkomui, whose putative base (u̯erk-om-os*) can be compared with that of the personal name underlying the patronym uerkalai – see there for analysis options for that base. Alternatively, u̯erkomos* could be analysed as a hypocoristic of a compound in u̯er-kom- (uercombogios, uerkondaridubnos, s. option 3 on uerkalai), thus Rhŷs 1913: 15 f., Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 138 and Morandi 2004: 538 (also perkomui).


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.