piuon

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Attestation: BS·1 (piuon ta) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: prob. proper noun

Grammatical Categories:

Number: indeterminable
Gender: animate
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: biu̯on(ti)- Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: bion
Meaning: "Biuon"? or abbreviation for a name "Biuon..."

Commentary

maybe a hypochorism of a compound of bivo- < *gwīwo (biuo- (> bio-) meaning "living (person)") as in Gaul. Biuonia or Biuuō (Lejeune 1971: 62, fn. 186, DLG: 77). It could be an abbreviation of a name like Biuont(ios) (see piuotialui). For further commentaries see piuonei.

Bibliography

DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.
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)
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