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Attestation: BS·1 (piuon·ta) (1)
Status: probable
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: biu̯-o-nt
Phonemic Analysis: /biontā/
Meaning: 'Piuonta'


See the inscription page on the reading.

ā-stem personal name formed from the present participle biu̯ont- 'living' → 'the living one' (cf. Stüber 2005: 101 on the semantic motivation), also attested in the Latin inscription CIL V 5176 bionta (F·BIONTAE) at Curno (ca. 35 km from Coccaglio) (cf. Molinari 1974: 76). Cf. piuot, piuotialui.

Corinna Salomon


CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)