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Attestation: TI·26 (teromui:kualui) (1)
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: terom-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /t/de/ēr(r)om(m)ūi̯/
Meaning: 'for Teromos'


o-stem personal name in the dative; the base terom-/derom- finds no comparanda in Transalpine Gaulish (cf. Lejeune 1971: 65, n. 225 "obscur"). If Celtic, -om- would appear to be a suffix added to a base t/dē̆r- (thus Motta 2000: 199), cf. maybe ]rkomui and teutomi (gen.) in Pannonia (Delamarre 2007: 181; with interference from a local IE language? s. Meid 2005: 293 f.). Forms like derus, derro, derulo, which are taken from Holder (AcS I: 1267–1270) and often compared for the base (e.g. Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 139, De Marinis & Motta 1991: 222, Motta 2000: 199), are isolated and mostly associated with the Iberian area (Aquitania). Cf. possibly terialui (dubious reading).

Corinna Salomon


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
De Marinis & Motta 1991 Raffaele C. De Marinis, Filippo Motta, "Una nuova iscrizione lepontica su pietra da Mezzovico (Lugano)", Sibrium 21 (1990–1991), 201–225.