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Attestation: BG·2.1 (]p̣euesa) (1)
Status: probable
Language: Cisalpine Gaulish
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. fem.
Stem Class: ā

Morphemic Analysis: ambi-u̯es-ā (?)
Phonemic Analysis: )beesā (?)
Meaning: ')peuesa'


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.

David Stifter, Corinna Salomon