|Attestation:||BG·2.1 (]p̣euesa) (1)|
|Word Type:||proper noun|
|Semantic Field:||personal name|
|Grammatical Categories:||nom. sg. fem.|
|Morphemic Analysis:||ambi-u̯es-ā (?)|
|Phonemic Analysis:||)beu̯esā (?)|
See the inscription page on the reading of the first letter.
The name seems to be a compound. The second element is most probably u̯es-, the first element could be ambi- 'around' (with unexpected /i/ > /e/) – 'very worthy'? Cf. aśuesa from the same region around Bergamo, and also with a preposition as first element. The first vowel can hardly be inherited /e/, because this ought to have become /o/ before the following bilabial glide – cf. prepositions like ande- for /i/ > /e/ in the stem.