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Attestation: VA·7 (ateuloipitus) (1)
Language: Celtic
adapted to: Latin
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: ate-u̯loi̯pit-us
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: 'Ateuloipitus'


The name, probably with Latinised ending -us for -os rather than u-stem -us, is attested in Transalpine Gaulish: ateuloibitis (gen., Nîmes), ]ateuloibito (Avignon), RIG M-55 ateuloib, see Delamarre 2007: 30. It is evidently Gaulish, but has so far not been convincingly analysed; the most plausible segmentation is ate-u̯loi̯p-it-us, but the middle element is unclear.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon


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