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Attestation: TI·16 (rio) (1)
Status: uncertain
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name
Grammatical Categories: indeterminable

Morphemic Analysis: rii̯-o- or rīg-o- (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /rio/ (?)
Meaning: abbreviation (?)


See the inscription pages on the uncertain reading.

The form may be an abbreviated personal name with first element rio-. The latter is identified with rīgo- by Rhŷs 1913: 30 (no. 10), who compares Ir. rígbard/rígbardan, but see the morpheme page on the possibility of an alternative etymology rii̯o- 'free'. Cf. riop.

Corinna Salomon