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Attestation: PD·2 (artebuθzbroχθui) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: sg. masc.
Stem Class: o

Morphemic Analysis: brog-? or brog-?-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /brogduī/ or /brogdūi̯/
Meaning: 'of Brogduos' or 'for Brogdos'


Analysis according to Eichner in Eichner et al. 1994: 136 f., who identifies a Celtic name from the base brog- 'border, territory'. The etymology of the dental element is unclear. The inflectional ending could be genitive from brogduos (patronymic or benefactive) or dative -ūi̯ from brogdos. Eichner, going with the dative, interprets the name as a theonym belonging to a deity of borders. Cf. also DLG: 91.

Considering the easterly find place of only attestation and its late dating, the name is hardly Cisalpine Gaulish, but rather belongs to an Ambi-Danubian Celtic (Tauriscan?) filum.

Corinna Salomon


DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.
Eichner et al. 1994 Heiner Eichner, Janka Istenič, Milan Lovenjak, "Ein römerzeitliches Keramikgefäß aus Ptuj (Pettau, Poetovio) in Slowenien mit Inschrift in unbekanntem Alphabet und epichorischer (vermutlich keltischer) Sprache", Arheološki vestnik 45 (1994), 131–142.