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Attestation: TI·43 (]ọni:kuimpaḷui:pạḷạ) (1)
Status: uncertain
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

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

Morphemic Analysis: kuimp-al-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /?????alūi̯/
Meaning: 'for the son of Kuimpos'


See the inscription page on the reading.

Patronym derived with suffix -al- in the dative. If the underlying personal name kuimpos* is Celtic, it may have either preserved /k/ or rare /g/ < PIE *gu̯h. Alternatively, one might consider ko(m)-u̯impos* with second element u̯imp- 'pretty' (s. DLG: 320), following the method of Delamarre 2007: 78, who analyses the anlaut of names in kua° as ko(m)-u̯at- (CIL XIII 5510 cuatasius [Dijon], cuatilus [Heiligenberg], with u̯ati- 'prophecy'), cf. kuaśoni.

Corinna Salomon


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.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.