maeśilalui

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Attestation: NO·18 (metelui : maeśilalui : uenia : metelikna : aśmina / krasanikna) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

Grammatical Categories:

Case: dat.
Number: sg.
Gender: masc.
Stem Class: o

Morphemic Analysis: ma.etsil-al-ūi̯ Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: ma.etsilalūi̯ Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: for the son of Maeśil(i)os

Commentary

The sequence <ae> is almost unique in Lepontic, the only other occurence is in VA-28.3 aesia. *ai is usually spelt <ai>, this may be an indication for a hiatus sequence /a.e/.
*mais(s)-ilo- (cf. Lejeune 1971: 50, 64 fn. 209, Evans 1972: 181, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 149, Delamarre 2007: 122); < *magestu-? (Stifter 2010: 370)

Bibliography

Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
Evans 1972 David Ellis Evans, "A Comparison of the Formation of Some Continental and Early Insular Celtic Personal Names", Études Celtiques 13 (1972-1973), 171-193.
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)
Stifter 2010 David Stifter, "Lepontische Studien: Lexicon Leponticum und die Funktion von san im Lepontischen", in: Karin Stüber, Thomas Zehnder, Dieter Bachmann (Eds.), Akten des 5. Deutschsprachigen Keltologensymposiums. Zürich, 7.–10. September 2009 [= Keltische Forschungen. Allgemeine Reihe 1], Wien: Praesens Verlag 2010, 361-376.
Tibiletti Bruno 1978 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Ligure Leponzio e Gallico", in: Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi (Ed.), Lingue e dialetti dell'Italia antica [= Popoli e civiltà dell'Italia antica 6/1], Roma: Biblioteca di Storia Patria 1978, 131-208.