anteśilu

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Attestation: TI·25 (anteśilu) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

Case: nom.
Number: sg.
Gender: masc.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: an(d)-tets-il-ū or an-tets-il-ū Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: antetsilū Attention, needs to be checked!
Cognates: Antessus
Meaning: "Anteśilu"

Commentary

Interpretation:

  1. < *an(de)- tetsi- / *ande-tessi-il(l)o (Lejeune 1971: 54, 381 fn. 68, fn. 69, Motta 2000: 215, Tibiletti Bruno 1965d, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 144, Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 159-160, cp. Uhlich 2007: 390-394, DLG: 45-46, 294-295, Stüber 1998: 108, Delamarre 2007: 23, 234).
    ande- like in Ogam ANDAGELLI, Gaul. Andecombogius, Andecamulos, Andegenus (Motta 2000: 215, CIIC 433, Whatmough 1970: 136, 163, 177, Holder 1896-1907: I 139, KGP: 126, GPN: 136-138); for the variant ando- see anokopokios, Andolatius (Motta 2000: 215, Whatmough 1970: 83; for Celt. names on tess(i)- see Holder 1896-1907: II 1801, KGP: 278).
  2. < *and(e)-te(φ)sti- < *tepsti- meaning "heat" (Stifter 2010: 370, DLG: 294f).
  3. < *an-tets- with privative an- (Uhlich 2007: 391-394).

Likely cognates with tau Gallicum:

  • CIL 12, 5690,9 (Saint-Jean-le-Garguier, Gallia Narbonensis): C Antess|I Patern(i)
  • Old British Antedrigus, Anteθri, Anted(θ)rigou etc. (Holder 1,159)
  • perhaps CIL 3, 14 (p. 967) (= CIL 3, 6581 = Kayser 106 = D 2543; Alexandria, Aegyptus): Antesstius Numisianus

Notes:

Bibliography

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