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Attestation: BG·41.22 (ześu:isti neisu:k[), BG·41.30 (tiześu), BG·41.5 (ześu:poininos:kopenatis:tonoiso) (3)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: unclear

Grammatical Categories:

Morphemic Analysis: unknown
Phonemic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: unknown


The form is unclear. It may be analysed either as a masculine on-stem individual name in the nominative ześū, or a 3rd sg. perf. verb in (cf. Motta in Casini et al. 2008: 97 and Casini et al. 2014: 201). The etymology of the base depends on the uncertain sound values of zeta and san – if zeta is used for d according to Este orthography and san denotes lenited ð, ześū could represent a effort to write dedū phonetically. Cf. maybe possible zezeve /dedeu̯e/ at Raetic Magrè.


Casini et al. 2008 Stefania Casini, Angelo Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Incisioni protostoriche e iscrizioni leponzie su roccia alle sorgenti del Brembo (Val Camisana di Carona, Bergamo). Note preliminari", Notizie Archeologice Bergomensi 16 (2008), 75–101.
Casini et al. 2014 Stefania Casini, Angelo E. Fossati, Filippo Motta, "Nuove iscrizioni in alfabeto di Lugano sul masso Camisana 1 di Carona (Bergamo)", Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 22 (2014), 179–203.