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Attestation: VB·27 (atekua/aśounị) (1)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

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

Morphemic Analysis: ateku̯-ā Attention, needs to be checked!
Phonemic Analysis: atekuā Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: "Atekua"


The same name is attested in Latin script: see atecua

1) ate-*kuo-, -kuā is probably pronounced /-kuā/ and not /*-kā/ because of the writing of the same name attested in Latin script in -CVA instead of -QVA. (Lejeune 1971: 49, 59, fn. 167, 69) 2) This attested form could have preserved pie */kw/ and could be a variant of atepa without the mutation kw > p (cf. Motta 2000: 210, Eska 2006: 232 fn. 7).


De Bernardo Stempel 1990 Patrizia De Bernardo Stempel, "Einige Beobachtungen zu indogermanischem /w/ im Keltischen", in: Ann T. E. Matonis, Daniel Frederick Melia, Celtic language, Celtic culture. Festschrift for Eric P. Hamp, Van Nuys: Ford & Bailie 1990, 26-46.
Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.
Eska 2006 Joseph F. Eska, "The genitive plural desinence in Celtic and dialect geography", Die Sprache 46/2 (2006), 229–235.