maeśilalui

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Attestation: NO·18 (metelui:maeśilalui:uenia:metelikna:aśmina:krasanikna) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

Grammatical Categories: dat. sg. masc.
Stem Class: o

Morphemic Analysis: maetsil-al-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /maetsilalūi̯/
Meaning: 'for the son of Maeśil(i)os'

Commentary

The sequence <ae> is almost unique in Lepontic, the only other occurence is in VA-28.3 aesia. *ai is usually spelt <ai>, this may be an indication for a hiatus sequence /a.e/.
*mais(s)-ilo- (cf. Lejeune 1971: 50, 64 fn. 209, Evans 1972: 181, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 149, Delamarre 2007: 122); < *magestu-? (Stifter 2010: 370)

Bibliography

Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
Evans 1972 D. Ellis Evans, "A comparison of the formation of some Continental and early Insular Celtic personal names", Études Celtiques 13/1 (1972), 171–193.