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Attestation: TI·30 (mationa[) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: dat. sg. fem.
Stem Class: ā

Morphemic Analysis: mati-on-āi̯ or mantī-on-āi̯ (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /mationāi̯/ or /mattionāi̯/ or /mantīonāi̯/ (?)
Meaning: 'for Mationa' (?)


The fragmentary form can be tentatively identified as an individual name in the dative mati̯onāi̯ (rather than a patronym mationalāi̯/mationalūi̯ based on its position in the text; see the inscription page for details. The name appears to be an ā-stem derivation of an on-stem, either from the base mat(t)i- (cf. esp. mattio and mattonius [Delamarre 2007: 128]; Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 136, Motta 2000: 203) or mantī-.

Corinna Salomon


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