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Attestation: CO·66 (kopiụ), VR·19 (koliuetu) (2)
Status: uncertain
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: koli̯-ū
Phonemic Analysis: /?ū/
Meaning: 'Koliu'


Reading of both possible attestations uncertain, see CO·66 and VR·19.

If not a chimera, the form is most likely a hypocoristic masculine on-stem personal name; no good etymology can be offered for the base/first element of the compound name – maybe kollīu̯- = affirmative or equative kom- + *līu̯o- 'colour, glow'? A handful of names in col- (colia, colianus (Liguria), collo, collus) are listed in Delamarre 2007: 217 et passim. Cf. koliuetu.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon


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