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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'strike, hit'
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /bi/-
From PIE: *bʰei̯H-
From Proto-Celtic: *bi-
Attestation: φanuaφi


Though attested only once in the LexLep corpus so far, the lexical morpheme bi- is common in Celtic compound personal names as second element ('X-striker'). In the Eastern Alpine area, cf. the Noric epithet of Mars latobius *lāto-bii̯os 'striking in fury' (Meid 2005: 54). Cf. Lambert 1994: 35 f., DLG: 75 s.v. -biion, Matasović 2009 s.v. *bi-na-.

Corinna Salomon


DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.