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Attestation: BG·35 (cilo) (1)
Language: prob. Latin
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis:
Phonemic Analysis:
Meaning: 'Cilo'


Masculine personal name. Names in kil- are sporadically attested in Gaulish (cilenus, cillutius, cilona, see Delamarre 2007: 65), and cil(i)us is quite frequent in Celtiberian, but cilo is also a Latin cognomen ('pointy head', TLL s.v.) and notably common in the Venetic area (e.g. CIL V 2808 Padova, 3841 Verona, cf. Morandi 2003: 130, no. 11, Morandi 2004: 714, no. 292, Morandi 2007: 300 f., no. 31 with decreasing confidence in a Celtic interpretation) – probably not Celtic, though it cannot be categorically excluded. No etymology could be offered for Celtic kil- (cf. Meid 2005: 264 s.v. ciltus).

Corinna Salomon


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