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Attestation: VA·28.3 (aesia) (1)
Status: uncertain
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg.
Stem Class: i̯ā

Morphemic Analysis: aes-(i)i̯
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: 'Aesia'


Reading uncertain, see the inscription page.

If correct, the sequence is an ā-stem personal name. Celtic comparanda include CIL V 4022 aesius, aesus, aesico, aesicunia (AcS I 53, III 516, Delamarre 2007: 14, 210). The etymology of the base is unclear; Lejeune 1971: 63, n. 196, suggests that aes- < *ais-.

Corinna Salomon


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
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.