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Attestation: BI·7 (ṣịṇus:uịnḍonus) (1)
Language: Celtic
adapted to: Latin
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: sin-us
Phonemic Analysis: °/us/
Meaning: 'Sinus'


Individual name in the nominative with Latinised ending -us instead of -os. A base sin- finds sporadic comparanda in Transalpine Gaul, see Delamarre 2007: 169, 232. See DLG: 175 on options for semantics and etymology, including that sin- is a variant of sen- 'old' with raised [e] before [n] (cf. maybe uini).

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.