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Attestation: CO·57 (sekezos), CO·58 (]ẹḳẹẓos), CO·59 (sekezoṣ), CO·60 (]ezos) (4)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. masc.
Stem Class: i̯o

Morphemic Analysis: seg-et-i̯-os
Phonemic Analysis: /segetos/
Meaning: 'Sekezos'


i̯o-stem personal name in the nominative. The base is well-attested seg- 'victory'. The suffix could in principle be -et- or -ed-; the former is preferable for several reasons (cf. Stifter 2020: 40). A formation seget- 'victor' is semantically meaningful (cf. kinget- 'warrior') and attested in the personal name *segeti̯os (CIL XI 1711 segetius, see AcS II: 1440 f.) and the theonym segetā (AcS II: 1440), while -ed- appears exclusively in on-stems, and seged- is only attested in a Celtiberian placename segedā (or segēdā, see AcS II: 1437–1439; but cf. Villar & Prósper 2005: 285–290 on -ed-i̯o- in Celtiberian; also De Bernardo Stempel 2009: 176, n. 146). Cf. seχeθu, probably with the same base and suffix, but different stem. The presence of a -suffix in sekezos as in the comparandum segetius can be inferred from the spelling of the dental with zeta. See the inscription page for the discussion of orthographic aspects.

Corinna Salomon


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-Celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896-1907. (3 volumes)
CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
De Bernardo Stempel 2009 Patrizia de Bernardo Stempel, "La ricostruzione del celtico d'Italia sulla base dell'onomastica antica", in: Paolo Poccetti (ed.), L'onomastica dell'Italia antica. Aspetti linguistici, storici, culturali, tipologici e classificatori, Rome: 2009, 153–192.