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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



From *katus (battle) +‎ *wolnāmnos, from *wolnāmon- (ruler), from *wolnāti (to rule, govern), from Proto-Indo-European *wol-néh₂-ti, from *wol- (to be strong, rule) (compare Proto-Celtic *walos (prince, chief)).[1]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name



  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 402
  2. ^ Delamarre, Xavier (2003) Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental [Dictionary of the Gaulish language: A linguistic approach to Old Continental Celtic] (Collection des Hespérides; 9), 3rd edition, Éditions Errance, →ISBN
  3. ^ Claude Robert (1751) Gallia christiana[1], pages 656-657