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Attestation: VB·21 (leucuro/moconis/f) (1)
Language: Latin
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: leu̯k-ur-o
Phonemic Analysis: /leu̯kuro/ (?)
Meaning: 'to/for Leucurus'


The name probably has a Celtic etymology and contains the base leu̯k- 'bright'. It finds a comparandum in the first element of the Celtic compound leukur-u̯ritu (NO·28). The two elements are clearly related, but morphologically opaque – both have u instead of regular o (leu̯ko-) as stem vowel (see the morpheme page) and feature an r-suffix. The latter might be adjectival -ro, but leukururitu lacks the suffix' stem vowel, and u remains unexplained.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon