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Lexicon Leponticum (LexLep)
by David Stifter, Martin Braun and Michela Vignoli
with the assistance of and contributions by
Anna Adaktylos, Chiara Dezi, Eva Lettner, Corinna Salomon, Corinna Scheungraber and Marcel Schwarz

Dear Visitors

This site was created in the project P21706 "An interactive online etymological dictionary of Lepontic", funded by the FWFFonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, the Austrian Science Fund. The initial funding ran from Sept. 1, 2009 until June 30, 2011. Additional funding was received in March 2012 from the Celtic Research Trust (Isle of Man), to continue work on the project for a few months during that year. In addition to the website, several articles and presentations resulted from the work during the project and after its conclusion. On behalf of Lexicon Leponticum, David Stifter takes part in the Management Committee of AELAW - Ancient European Languages and Writings, ISCH COST Action IS1407 supported by the European Union, active from April 13, 2015 to April 12, 2019.

The website is still under construction and should be viewed and used as a beta-version. When finished, the website can be expected to host a multimedia lexicon of the remnants of Lepontic and Cisalpine Gaulish, the Celtic languages spoken in the first millennium BC in northern Italy and southern Switzerland. The heart of the lexicon are an edition of all objects bearing Lepontic and Cisalpine Gaulish inscriptions, and an etymological dictionary of the attested words.

A related project for the remains of the Raetic language is the "Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum", under the direction of Dr. Stefan Schumacher.


You are visiting a site that is currently being developed.

Funded by:

The Celtic Research Trust
(Isle of Man)

Associated with:

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology

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