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Type: lexical
Function: demonstrative pronoun
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /its/-
From PIE: *isto-
Attestation: iśos


Thematic demonstrative pronominal stem < PIE *is ( + *to- (a thematicised particle or pronominal *to-), also attested in Gaulish ison (, isoc (adv.) on the Chamalières tablet (RIG L-100), and Celtib. (with apheresis) śTam (, MLH K.06.01), śTena (, Botorrita I A3, A6) and (without apheresis) isTe (deictic particle, Botorrita I A9, A11); see Eska 1991 for a detailed discussion. Cf. also Schrijver 1997: 16, 63.

Corinna Salomon


Eska 1991 Joseph F. Eska, "The demonstrative stem *isto- in Continental Celtic", Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 44 (1991), 70–73.