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Attestation: BG·28.1 (pit[), BG·30 (pit), BG·7 (pit) (3)
Status: unlikely
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name
Grammatical Categories: indeterminable

Morphemic Analysis: unknown
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: abbreviation (?)


See the inscription pages on the unlikely reading.

Very probably a workman's mark considering the reoccurrence of the sequence in the area of Bergamo (even though two instances are dextroverse and one, BG·7, is sinistroverse). An abbreviation of a personal name seems feasible; cf. Gaulish names in litu- 'celebration' like litugenus, litumara, litulla (DLG: 205, Delamarre 2007: 224 f. et passim).

Corinna Salomon


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.