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Attestation: VB·26 (tunal/koimila) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. patronymic

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. animate
Stem Class: cons. stem

Morphemic Analysis: dun-al
Phonemic Analysis: /dunal/
Cognates in: Dunnō, Duno-
Meaning: 'son/daughter of Tunos' (?)


Patronymic of tuno-, to be read /dun(n)o-/ (Lejeune 1971: 51-52, 65 fn. 228, Motta 2000: 206, Holder 1896-1907: I 1374-1376, KGP: 200-201, DLG: 154, cf. Delamarre 2007: 91, 186, 220, Sims-Williams 2003: 101); cognomen or functional title: Dun-al < *dunon "town, oppidum" (Markey & Mees 2003: 143, CIL: II 1589). See also Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 152. Ending -al see also ualaunal, sunalei, cf. Tibiletti Bruno 1975: 50.


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.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.