Request for information:

Pantigliate, it celtic?



Dear users of the website.

I live in Pantigliate, Italy, few miles SE of Milan. We found pre Roman and Roman objects in our countryside and believe that its origins are Insubrian Celtic, as most of the towns in Northern Italy with the "ate" suffix. The names of our town and yours do have a close sound, and thus I am writing to ask you if you could tell us what the words Pant and Glas mean.

I thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,
Renato Bucci.
Via Armellini, 11
20090 Pantigliate (MI)

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Dear Renato.

Thank you for your recent enquiry.

Interestingly, there was a Roman community of sorts not far from the village of Pant Glas in the Royal Town of 'Caernarfon'. There remain ruins there to this day of old Roman buildings - the area is known as 'Segontium'.

To answer your question. Pant Glas literally translated into English means 'a dip in the blue'. The meaning of the name, however, suggests a dip in the land. Glas (the Welsh word for the colour blue) is often used to describe grass. Green grass is often called gwellt glas (or glaswellt) in Welsh.

I suspect that the name is a reference to the village's situation in a valley.

Pant - a dip
Glas - Blue (in the literal sense) but in this case probably referring to green grass.

We hope this helps.

All the best,
The Team.


Very exciting. It fits!

Thank you very much, I think we are one step further in finding our heritage. Very kind of you.

Best regards,
Renato Bucci.

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