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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'deep; world'
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /dubn/-
From PIE: *dʰeu̯bʰ⁾-
From Proto-Celtic: *dubn-
Attestation: zuφni


Though attested only once in the LexLep corpus so far, the lexical morpheme dubn-, assimilated dumn-, is common in Celtic personal names as both first and second element. In Noricum and Pannonia, cf. dubna (Flavia Solva; Weber 1969: no. 138 and 200), dubnomara (Meid 2005: 107), oxidubna, verodumna (ibid., 141–144), dumnotalos (ibid., 153). Cf. KGP:199–201, GPN: 196 f., Delamarre 2007: 220 et passim, DLG: 151 f., Matasović 2009 s.v., Lacroix 2016.

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.