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Attestation: BG·41.5 (ześu:poininos:kopenatis:tonoiso) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun

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

Morphemic Analysis: ton-oiso
Phonemic Analysis: donoiso
Meaning: 'of/from Tonos'


Masculine o-stem individual name in the genitive. If kopenatis is an individual name, the genitive may be patronymic (thus Motta in Casini et al. 2008: 97), although the Lepontic ending -oiso is not elsewhere attested in this function. Considering that the context of the present form is most probably Cisalpine Gaulish, the morpheme may be transferred from Lepontic and used in a way that is untypical of Lepontic, imitating the Gaulish genitival patronyms in .
For the base cf. names in don(n)- in Delamarre 2007.


Casini et al. 2008 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Incisioni protostoriche e iscrizioni leponzie su roccia alle sorgenti del Brembo (Val Camisana di Carona, Bergamo). Note preliminari", Notizie Archeologice Bergomensi 16 (2008), 75–101.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.