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Attestation: TI·12 (atilonei) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: dat. sg.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: at(t)-il(l)-onei̯
Phonemic Analysis: /atilonei̯/ or /attillonei̯/
Meaning: 'to/for Atilu'


Personal name in the dative, formed with the suffix -il(l)- from a nondescript, but most probably Celtic base at(t)-. Formations with -il(l)- and geminate /tt/ (attillus, attillius) are attested in Transalpine Gaul (e.g. Rheinzabern and Windisch, see Delamarre 2007: 32, 212), while simple /t/ occurs in RIIG GAR-14-02 (RIG G-218) ατιλα as well as in Northern Italy: frequent atilius/-a (Untermann 1961: 4–7) and a full comparandum, also attested in the dative, in CIL V 6533 (Novara) atiloni. See Lejeune 1971: 63, n. 201 and 202, 66, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 143, Stüber 1998: 108, Motta 2000: 210 f., no. 19 (hypocorism of a compound name in ate-).

Corinna Salomon


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.