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Attestation: VB·27 (atekua/aśounị) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: prob. patronymic

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

Morphemic Analysis: atsoun-ī or adou̯n-ī Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: atsounī or adonī Attention, needs to be checked!
Cognates in: Axiounos
Meaning: of Aśounos


If *powno- > *fobno- > *omno-, the U of aśouni could represent the (nasalised) labial fricative (cp. the hesitancy in Old British orthography regarding the representation of this sound).
1) ś < *ksi̯ as in Gaul. Axionus? (Lejeune 1971: 19, 419 fn. 198 Stifter 2010: 371, Uhlich 2007: 384, IEW: 52 (Axona ??), cp. amaśilu) 2) *ad-omno- < *ad-obno-, cf. OIr. Adomnán, but *bn > *u̯n does not occour in esopnos (PV·1) and esopnio (VB·28, Stifter 2010: 372)
See also Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 153, Delamarre 2007: 28, Villar & Prósper 2005: 328, Prósper 2002: 206-208. Gen. case in patronymic function (compare Lejeune 1971: 52, 63 fn. 200, Lejeune 1990: 71)


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.