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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'ruler, prince'
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /al/-
From PIE: *u̯l̥Ho- 'ruler'
From Proto-Celtic: *u̯alo- 'ruler'
Attestation: akluśamoualos


Well attested root *u̯elH- 'be strong, be powerful' in Indo-European (IEW: 1111 f., LIV²: 676) and Celtic (Matasović 2009 s.v. *wlati-, *wal-na-); the nominal o-stem in Celtic only in Insular and Continental onomastics (DLG: 306, Matasović 2009 s.v. *walo-) in simplex names and as second, less frequently first element in compounds.

Corinna Salomon


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