retalos

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Attestation: VB·23 (kiketu / ṛẹtalos) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

Grammatical Categories:

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

Morphemic Analysis: ret-al-os Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: -
Meaning: "son of Ret(os)"?

Commentary

Ret-/Rot-/Rit- < *ret- "to run", known from Insular Celtic (Ogam RITUVVECAS, OIr. Rethach) and Continental Celtic (Gaul. Redsomarus, Restumarus and so on); see also reśu and ritukalos (Motta 2000: 212-213, Whatmough 1970: 182, 192, CIL III 4727, 5289, Holder 1896-1907: II 1105, 1178, KGP: 258-259, GPN: 249-251, cf. Delamarre 2007: 230, DLG: 33, 256 ?, GPN: 249), cf. Retonius, Retilius, Retillus, Reticus etc. (Tibiletti Bruno 1978-9: 259-260, fn. 26-28).

Bibliography

CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.
GPN David Ellis Evans, Gaulish Personal Names. A Study of Continental Celtic Formations., Oxford: Clarendon Press 1967.
Holder 1896-1907 Alfred Holder, Alt-Celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896-1907. (3 volumes)
KGP Karl Horst Schmidt, "Die Komposition in gallischen Personennamen", Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 26 (1957), 33–301.
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.
Tibiletti Bruno 1978-9 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Le quattro lapidi inscritte di Brisino (Stresa)", Sibrium 14 (1978-9), 253-265.
Whatmough 1970 Joshua Whatmough, The dialects of ancient gaul, Ann Arbor: Univ. Microfilms 1970. (5 volumes) Reprint of the original ed. 1949-51