metalui

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Attestation: TI·36.3 (]ni : ṃetạlui [) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

Grammatical Categories:

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

Morphemic Analysis: met-al-ūi̯ or met(e)l-ūi̯ Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: /metalū/ or /met(e)lū/
Meaning: "to (the son of) Met(e)los"?

Commentary

Patronymic on -alo? (compare Lejeune 1971: 53) Could be an erroneous writing of metelui (see also metelikna, cognomen Metela, from Celt. Met(t)o-: Motta 2000: 201, GPN: 459, Holder 1896-1907: III 579-580, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 149, Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 175).

Bibliography

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)
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)
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 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.
Tibiletti Bruno 1981 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Le iscrizioni celtiche d'Italia", in: Enrico Campanile (Ed.), I Celti d'Italia, Pisa: Giardini 1981, 157-207.