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Maximum number of loops have been performed
Maximum number of loops have been performed
Attestation: VR·7 (ateporix) (1)
Language: Cisalpine Gaulish
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

Case: nom.
Number: sg.
Gender: masc.
Stem Class: cons. stem

Morphemic Analysis: a-tepo-ri-x
Phonemic Analysis: ateporīχs
Meaning: 'Ateporiχs'


Compound anthroponym, whose first and last elements (preposition/preverb ad-, rīg- 'ruler', 'king') are clear. The middle element could be -epo- '??', but more probable is *tek- 'to run' (ad-tepo-rīχs '??'); cf. Gaul. Atepomarus, OIr. adteich, Teponia.

Literature: DLG: 57, 260-261; Whatmough 1970: 657; Stüber 1998: 108; Delamarre 2007: 29; Schrijver 1995: 139, 460.


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.
Schrijver 1995 Peter Schrijver, Studies in British Celtic Historical Phonology [= Leiden Studies in Indo-European 5], Amsterdam - Atlanta, GA: Rodopi 1995.
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.
Whatmough 1970 Joshua Whatmough, The dialects of ancient gaul, Ann Arbor: Univ. Microfilms 1970. (5 volumes) Reprint of the original ed. 1949-51