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Attestation: BG·41.24 (penini) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun

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

Morphemic Analysis: penn-ī̆n
Phonemic Analysis: /pennīnī/
Meaning: 'of Peninos' (?)


In light of the two attestations of the theonym poininos in the Carona petrographs, Motta in Casini et al. 2014: 201 is probably right in identifying penini as another variant. Based on his etymology of the name, Motta interprets penin- as the original Celtic form without the diphthong in the root. The ending can be nothing else but a genitive, though the theonym usually appears in the dative, but cf. the nominative poininos at Carona. Cf. also the possible abbreviation pe.


Casini et al. 2014 Stefania Casini, Angelo E. Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Nuove iscrizioni in alfabeto di Lugano sul masso Camisana 1 di Carona (Bergamo)", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 22 (2014), 179–203.