From Lexicon Leponticum
|Attestation:||BG·2.1 (]p̣euesa) (1)|
|Morphemic Analysis:||?-u̯es-ā, perhaps ambi-u̯es-ā|
|Phonemic Analysis:||)peu̯esā, perhaps )biu̯esā|
|Meaning:||fragment of a name "(...)peuesa"|
The name seems to be a compound. The first element could be *ambi "around" (with unexpected i > e). For the second element, and for the use of a preposition with it, cp. BG·23 aśuesa from the same region around Bergamo. The first vowel can hardly be an inherited *e because this ought to have become *o before the following bilabial glide.