ulkos

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Attestation: NM·14 (ulkos) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories:

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

Morphemic Analysis: ulk-o-s or u̯lk-o-s Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: ulkos or lkos Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: "Wolf"?

Commentary

if to be read u̯lkos (with vocalic l) < wlko- < wlkwo- meaning "wolf" (Lejeune 1971: 130, fn. 455). cf. Ulcagnos, Ulcasius, Ulcudius etc. (Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 162). See also McCone Ériu 36, McCone 1996: 44

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)
McCone 1996 Kim McCone, Towards a relative chronology of ancient and medieval Celtic sound change, Maynooth: St. Patrick’s College, The Dept. of Old Irish 1996.
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.

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