atepu

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Attestation: TI·8 (atepu) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

Case: nom.
Number: sg.
Gender: masc.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: ate-epo-on-ū or ad-tep-on-ū
Phonemic Analysis: atepū
Cognates: Gaul. Atepō
Meaning: "Atepu"

Commentary

1) hypochorism, atepu < at(e)-epo-, *ati + *ekwo- with *kw > p; 2) more probable is ad-tepo- < *tekw "to run" (cf. Lejeune 1971: 49, 61, fn. 180, fn. 181, 68-69, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 143, Stüber 1998: 108, Stüber 2005: 105, Delamarre 2007: 29, 209, 211, 234, Motta 2000: 210, Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 157, Holder 1896-1907: I 256, Prosdocimi 1990: 172-176, DLG: 57) prob. atepa is the attested female variant of the name. See also ateporix.

Bibliography

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.
Holder 1896-1907 Alfred Holder, Alt-Celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896-1907. (3 volumes)
Lejeune 1971 Michel Lejeune, Lepontica, Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres" 1971. (reprint of the article "Documents gaulois et para-gaulois de Cisalpine", Études Celtiques 12/2, 1970-1, pp. 357-500)
Motta 2000 Filippo Motta, "La documentazione epigrafica e linguistica", in: Raffaele Carlo De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (Eds.), I Leponti tra mito e realtà, Locarno: Gruppo Archeologia Ticino 2000, 181–222.
Prosdocimi 1990 Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi, "Insegnamento e Apprendimento della Scrittura nell'Italia Antica", in: Maristella Pandolfini, Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi (Ed.), Alfabetari e Insegnamento della Scrittura in Etruria e nell'Italia Antica, Firenze: Olschki 1990, 157-301.
Stüber 1998 Karin Stüber, The historical morphology of n-stems in Celtic [= Maynooth studies in Celtic linguistics 3], Maynooth: Dep. of Old Irish, National Univ. of Ireland 1998.
Stüber 2005 Karin Stüber, Schmied und Frau. Studien zur gallischen Epigraphik und Onomastik [= Archaeolingua, Series minor 19], Budapest: Archaeolingua Alapítvány 2005.
Tibiletti Bruno 1978 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Ligure Leponzio e Gallico", in: Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi (Ed.), Lingue e dialetti dell'Italia antica [= Popoli e civiltà dell'Italia antica 6/1], Roma: Biblioteca di Storia Patria 1978, 131-208.
Tibiletti Bruno 1981 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Le iscrizioni celtiche d'Italia", in: Enrico Campanile (Ed.), I Celti d'Italia, Pisa: Giardini 1981, 157-207.

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