|Attestation:||BG·28.1 (pit[), BG·30 (pit), BG·7 (pit) (3)|
|Word Type:||prob. proper noun|
|Semantic Field:||prob. personal name||
|Morphemic Analysis:||bit- (?)|
|Phonemic Analysis:||/bit/ (?)|
See the inscription pages on the probable 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; besides Gaulish names in bitu-, possible comparanda are provided by Raetic and assorted North Italic names in pit- (see TIR and Salomon 2020: 380 with n. 24).