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Attestation: BG·22 (c̣iami) (1)
Status: probable
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: gi̯am-ī (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /gamī/ (?)
Meaning: 'of Ciamos'


See the inscription page on problems with the reading.

Morandi 2004: 664 f. (no. 225) (also 2003: 132 f., no. 14, Morandi 2007: 299, no. 26) compares ciamos and ciamilus (also ciamonus) listed in AcS I: 1009. These names are probably (spelling?) variants of names in gi̯am- 'winter' (cf. giamos, giamillus, giamonius, DLG: 178 f., giamicius on a 1st c. Roman stela from Casalzuigno, Varese, Sartori 2009: 218, VA18.02). The mechanics of /k/- vs. /g/- are unclear; cf. maybe kia?

Corinna Salomon, Michela Vignoli


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.