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Attestation: NO·4 (tutiọ[) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. personal name
Grammatical Categories: indeterminable

Morphemic Analysis: tou̯t-i̯-o[ or dut-i̯-o[
Phonemic Analysis: /tūto/[ or /dut(t)o/[
Meaning: 'Tutio[' or 'Dut(t)io['


Probably the fragment of a personal name, either a compound beginning with tuti̯o- or a simplex name tuti̯os. The underlying morpheme may be tou̯t-, in which case the name may be a compound with tou̯ti̯os 'citizen' or with (possible) tou̯ti̯o- 'left, bad, magic' (cf. toutiopouos), or hypocoristic tou̯ti̯os (attested in Gaulish toutios, Delamarre 2007: X) from either of these semantic options. This analysis presupposes monophthongisation and raising of the stem vowel (cf. DLG: 295) at a rather early date. Since no good examples for raising of /ō/ to /ū/ are otherwise known from Cisalpine Celtic, an analysis of the base as dut- (dut(t)i̯o-) may be preferable.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon


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.