- Galatian language
Galatian is an extinct Celtic language once spoken in
Galatiain Asia Minor(modern Turkey) from the 3rd century BCup to the 4th centuryAD.
Of the language only a few glosses and brief comments in classical writers and scattered names on inscriptions survive. Altogether they add up to about 120 words, mostly personal names ending in "-riks" (cf.
Gaulish"-rix/-reix", Old Irish "ri", Gothic language"-reiks", Latin"rex") "king", some ending in "-marus", dative "-mari" (cf. Gaulish "-maros", Old Irish "mor", Welsh "mawr") "great", and tribal names like "Ambitouti" (Old Irish "imm-" "around", Old Irish "tuath" "tribe"), and a lexical item "drunaimeton" "place of assembly" (cf. Old Irish "drui" "druid", Old Irish "neimed" "holy place"). Galatian is a Continental Celticlanguage contemporary and closely related to the Gaulish language.
*cite book | author=Freeman, Philip | title=The Galatian Language: A Comprehensive Survey of the Language of the Ancient Celts in Greco-Roman Asia Minor | location=
Lewiston, New York| publisher=Mellen Press | year=2001 | id=ISBN 0-7734-7480-3
*Weisgerber, L. (1931). Galatische Sprachreste. In "Natalicium Johannes Geffcken zum 70. Geburtstag 2. Mai 1931 gewidmet von Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern", 151–75.
Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
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