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Attestation: BG·41.5 (ześu:poininos:kopenatis:tonoiso) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: nominal

Grammatical Categories: nom. masc.
Stem Class: i

Morphemic Analysis: kopen-at-is
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: unknown


Possibly an adjective of appurtenence in -atis, forming locatival derivations in Gaulish ('belonging to X', 'from X'). The base is unclear; PC *gobann- 'smith' is unlikely morphologically, if -atis is used as in Transalpine Gaulish. If the form is an epithet of poininos, the etymology is semantically interesting. Motta in Casini et al. 2008: 97 interprets the form as an i-stem individual name and compares kop.


Casini et al. 2008 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Incisioni protostoriche e iscrizioni leponzie su roccia alle sorgenti del Brembo (Val Camisana di Carona, Bergamo). Note preliminari", Notizie Archeologice Bergomensi 16 (2008), 75–101.