iazus

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Attestation: NM·16 (iazus) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

Case: nom.
Number: sg.
Gender: masc.
Stem Class: u, ?

Morphemic Analysis: i̯ass-us Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: asus Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: "(I)assus"

Commentary

It could be a nom. sg. of an u-stem. *Iassu- with the element assu- or astu- like in Assu-talo-, Di-assu-māro-, Di-astu-māro- and so on. <z> can be read /ss/ or /*st/ like in -kozis: di-atsu-. di̯- > i̯-, or alternatively the i in this transcription could be read as a punction mark (Lejeune 1971: 130-131, cf. Markey & Mees 2004: 85-86). Therefore see azus. The <z> could be a morphological confusion for <t> (Motta 2000: 208, Marinetti & Prosdocimi 1994: 47-48).

Bibliography

Lejeune 1971 Michel Lejeune, Lepontica, Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres" 1971. (reprint of the article "Documents gaulois et para-gaulois de Cisalpine", Études Celtiques 12/2, 1970-1, pp. 357-500)
Marinetti & Prosdocimi 1994 Anna Marinetti, Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi, "Le Legende Monetali in Alfabeto Leponzio", in: Giovanni Gorini (Ed.), Numismatica e archeologia del celtismo padano. Atti del convegno internazionale; Saint-Vincent 8 - 9 settembre 1989, Aosta: Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta, Assessorato del Turismo, Sport e Beni Culturali 1994, 23-48.
Markey & Mees 2004 Tom Markey, Bernard Mees, "A Celtic orphan from Castaneda", Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 54 (2004), 54-120.
Motta 2000 Filippo Motta, "La documentazione epigrafica e linguistica", in: Raffaele Carlo De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (Eds.), I Leponti tra mito e realtà, Locarno: Gruppo Archeologia Ticino 2000, 181–222.

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