Rare Latin praenomen , which became unusual even before the introduction of sigla. There is no assured etymology. The best-known bearer was the third king of Rome, Tullus Hostilius  in the 7th cent. BC. Tullius, the nomen gentile derived from it, is first encountered with the sixth king Servius Tullius [I 4]. Of later bearers the best known is M. Tullius Cicero.
Salomies, 58 f.; 186
Walde/Hofmann 2, 714.
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Steinbauer, Dieter (Regensburg),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1222640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510