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Type: derivational
Function: patronymic
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: -/i/-, -/e/-
Attestation: anareuiśeos, komoneos, laniakios, siuilios, uarsileos


Derivational suffix expressing appurtenance, used as patronymic suffix in southern Gaulish, especially Gallo-Greek inscriptions (in this function also in Italic). In about a third of cases, the suffix appears written with epsilon, indicating a lowering of unstressed /i/; the glide is not written in these cases, e.g. RIG G-153 σεγομαρος ουιλλονεος, G-207 εσκιγγορειξ κονδιλλεος, G-69 βιλλιμος λιτουμαρεος (see Lejeune 1971: 52 with n. 128, Evans 1972: 181, Lambert 1994: 83; full lists of potential attestations of both variants in Lejeune 1985: 453 f.).


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.