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Attestation: VA·20 (ṣnaśịọụịṭoṣ §) (1)
Status: probable
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: snaś-i̯-o-u̯id-os or snaś-i̯-o-u̯īt-os (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /????oi/īdos/ or /????oītos/ (?)
Meaning: 'Snaśiouitos'


See the inscription page for details about the reading.

Dithematic masculine o-stem personal name. The second element could be u̯ītu- 'withe, willow', though this usually occurs as first element in dithematic names; more likely, though not well attested, is u̯id- 'knowing' uel sim. (cf. especially CIL XIII 1036 epotsorouidi [gen., Aquitania], s. KGP: 210). The first element snaśi̯o- (or possibly naśi̯o-, see the inscription page) is unclear. Morandi 2001: 12 (no. 5) and 2004: 604 (no. 120) compares naśi- with VB·3.1 naśom, but the latter is probably a misreading.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon


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