piuot

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Attestation: BG·18 (piuot) (1)
Language: prob. Cisalpine Gaulish
Word Type: prob. proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

Number: indeterminable
Gender: indeterminable
Stem Class:  ?

Morphemic Analysis: biu̯ont(i)- Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: biont
Meaning: "Biuont"? or abbreviation for "Biuont(ios)"

Commentary

< *biu̯ont- (present participle in *-nt-), cp. piuonta (Uhlich 2007: 387); maybe a hypochorism of a compound of bivo- < *gwīwo as in Gaul. Biuonia or Biuuō (Lejeune 1971: 62, fn. 186). It could be an abbreviation of a name like Biuont(ios) (see piuotialui).

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)
Uhlich 2007 Jürgen Uhlich, "More on the linguistic classification of Lepontic", in: Pierre-Yves Lambert, George-Jean Pinault (eds.), Gaulois et celtique continental [= École pratique des hautes études. Sciences historiques et philologiques. III. Hautes études du monde gréco-romain 39], Genève: Librairie Droz 2007, 373-411.
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