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Attestation: PV·1 (esopnos kepi) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: eχs-obn-os
Phonemic Analysis: /esobnos/ (?)
Meaning: 'Esopnos'


Personal name in the nominative. The name exomnos 'without fear' is well-attested in Transalpine Gaulish and Cisalpine Celtic (exomn(i)us/-(i)a and derivations exomnacius, exomnianius, in a compound exounomara, with ? of /ks/ exsomnus, exsobno, exsobinius). esopnos shows the pre-assimilation Lautstand of the root obn-, as do both other Cisalpine attestations VB·28 esopnio (patronym from esopno(s)) and VB·24 exobna) as well as, in Transalpine Gaulish, RIG M-175 exobnos (Loire), exsobno (potter's stamp, Augst), CIL XIII 6460 exobni (gen., Meimsheim). In the two attestations of the name in the Lepontic alphabet, */ks/ is spelled with simple sigma.

Lejeune 1971: 50, 54, fn. 139, 70, Stifter 2010: 372, Tibiletti Bruno 1965b: 570, n. 51, Tibiletti Bruno 1964: 161-171, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 148, Delamarre 2007: 98


CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.