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

Morphemic Analysis: bit- (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /bit/ (?)
Meaning: abbreviation (?)


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).

Corinna Salomon