See also: pictus



Superficially from Latin pictus (painted one), but probably rendering a Pictish autonym, probably related to the origin of another Celtic tribe, the Pictones; perhaps from a Proto-Celtic *Kʷritanī, *Kʷritenī, the Goidelic/Q-Celtic version of the Brittonic/P-Celtic *Pritani, whence Welsh Prydyn (Picts), Old Irish Cruthne, Cru(i)then-túath (Picts), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do). More at Picts.

Proper nounEdit

Pictus m

  1. a Pict, a resident of early Scotland

Derived termsEdit


  • Hudson, Benjamin (2014): The Picts
  • Smith, J.R. (1864): History of the Names of Men, Nations, and Places in Their Connection with the Progress of Civilization, Volume 2