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Attestation: VS·2 (poenino/ieureu) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: verb

Grammatical Categories: 3rd past

Morphemic Analysis: ieur
Phonemic Analysis: /erū/
Meaning: 'dedicated' uel sim.

RIIG: ieuru


See the inscription page on the spelling.

Verb of dedication, well attested in Transalpine Gaulish inscriptions (see Lambert 1994: 103, DLG: 188 f.), but of unclear etymology. See Lambert 1994: 103–105 for a discussion of the traditional etymology involving the connection with OIr. ∙ír 'granted' and a reduplicated perfect from the root PIE *perh₃- 'provide', and, doubtful, Eska & Eska 2022: 176 with literature.

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DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.
Eska & Eska 2022 Joseph F. Eska, Charlene M. Eska, "Epigraphic and linguistic observations on the inscription at the so-called Mur d'Hannibal (Liddes, Valais)", Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 69/1 (2022), 159–182.