Primitive IrishEdit


From Proto-Celtic *koi, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoy, locative singular of the deictic pronoun *ḱey.


ᚕᚑᚔ (koi)

  1. here (with a verb like “lies” or “is buried” implied)
    • BLTAG/2/1 at the Celtic Inscribed Stones Project
      ᚛ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ᚔᚐᚏᚔ ᚕᚑᚔ ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ᚋᚒᚉᚉᚑᚔ ᚇᚑᚃᚃᚔᚅᚔᚐᚄ᚜
      maqqi iari koi maqqi muccoi dovvinias
      The son of Iar [lies] here, son of the tribe of Dovinias
    • BLTAG/9/1
      ᚛ᚅᚓᚈᚈᚐᚂᚐᚋᚔᚅᚐᚉᚉᚐ ᚕᚑᚔ ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ᚋᚒᚉᚑᚔ ᚇᚑᚃ[···
      nettalaminacca koi maqqi mucoi dov[...
      Netta-Laminacca [lies] here, son of the tribe of Dov[inias]

Usage notesEdit

This is a formula word, uniquely spelled with the supplementary character (k). It seems to be equivalent to the Latin formula hic iacet (here lies).