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Attestation: VA·19 (uini) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: u̯ind-(i̯-)ī (?)
Phonemic Analysis: /ind()ī/ (?)
Meaning: 'of Uin(i)os'


Masculine o- or i̯o-stem personal name in the genitive. The base is most probably the common onomastic element u̯indo- 'bright, fair' (Morandi 2001: 13, no. 7, 2004: 602, no. 119) with non-spelling of /d/ in the cluster /nd/ (see The Cisalpine Celtic Languages) → u̯ind()os 'fair', cf. Transalpine Gaulish uindus, uindius (Delamarre 2007: 200, and see the morpheme page for further comparanda). Also possible is u̯en- 'clan', attested in Cisalpine Celtic uenu, uenia, with raising of /e/ to /i/ as in vinicarus, vinedia (Meid 2005: 307 f.), cf. uenius (Delamarre 2007: 194). Unlikely u̯inno- < *u̯egno- 'drive' as attested in Gaul. couinnos 'chariot' and possibly the personal name uxouinos (DLG: 127, cf. uinnos Delamarre 2007: 201).

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.