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Attestation: TI·36.2 (tisiui:piuotialui:pala) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: dis-i̯-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /disūi̯/
Meaning: 'for Tisios'


i̯o-stem personal name in the dative. The base could theoretically be tis(s)- or dis(s)-, but names in tis(s)- are rare in Transalpine Gaulish – Holder AcS II: 1855 f. has a few potentially relevant forms (cited by Rhŷs 1913: 8), of which Delamarre 2007: 234 includes none; the latter very tentatively posits tis(s)- only as second element, and reads tisiui with anlauting /d/ (p. 182). dis-, though etymologically opaque, is fairly well attested (always with single ⟨s⟩, e.g. disius, -a, disocnus, disenius, disilla, see Delamarre 2007: 86, AcS I: 1288); Lejeune 1971: 65, n. 226 compares specifically CIL V 7832 disiania, wife of exomnius, in the Piedmont (see also Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 135).

Corinna Salomon


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.