lutou

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Attestation: VB·3.3 (lutou : iiii) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

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

Morphemic Analysis: lut-ū Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: lutū
Meaning: "Lutu"

Commentary

The sequence -ou is perhaps a spelling for the Celt. ending -ū of the nom. sg. of the on-stems. Either, this originally monophthongic ending developed really into the diphthong /-ou̯/, or the spelling is an orthographic compromise between the vernacular ending -ū and the Latinised ending -ō. Cp. the legend coppou beside coppo on Noric coins. See also lutu, lutuu.

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