amaśilu

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Attestation: VB·2 (oletuamaśilu) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg. masc.
Stem Class: on

Morphemic Analysis: amatsil-ū Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: amatsilū Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: "Amaśilu" (name)

Commentary

perhaps to be analysed as root or 'Lallwort' *am(a/ā)- 'to love' + hypocoristic suffix *-tso- + further suffixation. Such a hypocoristic suffix *-tso- finds additional support... (source)
1) *am(m)asso- (perhaps Amasa?) from am(m)-. 2nd position name: -ilo-, patronymic function/diminuitive? (Lejeune 1971: 53, 63 fn. 198, cf. Markey & Mees 2003: 143, Delamarre 2007: 18, 210 (ama-śilu), DLG: 43, Sims-Williams 2003: 53) 2) < *amb-aχt-i̯o- + -ilon- from *amb-aχto- "servant" (Stifter 2010: 371, Uhlich 2007: 385-386, fn. 21, cp. KGP: 122, GPN: 135-136, Sims-Williams 2003: 178), *-χti̯- expressed in Lep. with < ś >, cp. aśouni (Uhlich 2007: 384, fn. 21). See also Stüber 1998: 108, Tibiletti Bruno 1966: 12-15, Tibiletti Bruno 1969: 1008, n. 43

Bibliography

Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
DLG Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise. Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, 2nd, revised edition, Paris: Errance 2003.