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Attestation: TI·17 (triu) (1)
Status: uncertain
Language: perhaps Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. animate
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: ? (?)
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: 'Triu' (?)


See the inscription page on the uncertain reading.

If alphabetical, the sequence can be interpreted as a personal name in tri- (or possibly dri-), either a hypocorism of a compound name with first element tri- 'three' (e.g. tridallus, though the base is hardly used in personal onomastics) or an abbreviation of a name in triu-, e.g. trivus (cogn.), triumo, triumus (cf. Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 144, Delamarre 2007: 185).

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.