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Attestation: BG·38 (al), CO·30 (al), CO·47 (pa) (3)
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name

Grammatical Categories: indeterminable

Morphemic Analysis: unknown
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: abbreviation (?)


Attested (more or less unambiguously) in three unconnected inscriptions; quite possibly an abbreviation of a personal name in any or all of them (cf. Morandi 2003: 134, no. 16). The sequence al- appears initially in the personal names alios, alkouinos, alkouesi, and alaukos/alauki (see also the numerous Gaulish names in Delamarre 2007: 16–18); also alieis.

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.