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Attestation: VB·22 (aśkonetio/pianu) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun

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

Morphemic Analysis: ad-gonn-et-(i)i̯-os
Phonemic Analysis: /adgonnet(i)o/
Meaning: 'Aśkonetio'


Compound personal name in the nominative with apocope of final /s/. Also attested in the genitive in Cisalpine Celtic aśkoneti and Gaulish adgonneti (Narbonnensis), though the genitives may also have underlying adgonnetos; without the derivative suffix RIIG GAR-01-01 (RIG G-156) αδγoννο̣ς̣ (Alès), CIL XII 3370 adgonna (Nîmes) (see AcS I: 41, KGP: 113, Delamarre 2007: 12, 28, 210).

While the preverb ad- (Stifter 2010: 372) and the derivative suffix -et- are clear, the exact semantics of the base gonn- (see the morpheme page for details) and therefore of the entire name are uncertain. See further on aśkoneti.


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
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.