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Attestation: BG·41.11 (nosarti:kpamuram:poinunei:oś) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun

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

Morphemic Analysis: penn-on-ei̯
Phonemic Analysis: /poinūne/
Meaning: 'to/for Poinu'


Variant of the theonym Poeninos. Here apparently a dative of an on-stem poinon- with the suffix vowel of the nominative transferred to the oblique case (poinūnos instead of regular poinonos; cf. Stifter 2011c). Motta in Casini et al. 2008: 99 (n. 49) observes that the form represents a transfer from the regular o-stem poininos (dat. *poininui, Latinised poenino) to an on-stem. However, the etymology of the name being not quite clear, the o-stem poininos may be an adjectival derivation poi̯n-īn-o- from a primary on-stem. We're working on this, stay tuned.


Casini et al. 2008 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Incisioni protostoriche e iscrizioni leponzie su roccia alle sorgenti del Brembo (Val Camisana di Carona, Bergamo). Note preliminari", Notizie Archeologice Bergomensi 16 (2008), 75–101.