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Attestation: TI·34.2 (otiui:pala) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: ot-(i)i̯-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /o(n)t(t)(i)i̯ūi̯/ (?)
Meaning: 'for Otios'


Personal name in the genitive. Numerous reading variants are possible for the base (o(n)t(t)/d(d)-); the best comparanda are Latinised otius in Italy (CIL X 2909 otio [dat., Pozzuoli], XI 3613 otius [Caere]), but cf. also the on-stem ontioni (dat., Windisch), s. Delamarre 2007: 144–146, 229). Cf. Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 138, Motta 2000: 200. Rhŷs 1913: 15 suggests a connection with OIr. úath 'fear', but this should appear as *(φ)ou̯t-.


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.