karnitus

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Attestation: NO·19 (autesaikar / nituspetua[), NO·21.1 (tanotaliknoi/kuitos/lekatos/anokopokios/setupokios/esanekoti/anareuiśeos/tanotalos/karnitus) (2)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: verb

Grammatical Categories: 3rd pl. past

Morphemic Analysis: -
Phonemic Analysis: karnitūs Attention, needs to be checked!
Meaning: they erected, put

Commentary

This form is an attestation for a yet unexplained 3rd person plural ending of the past tense karnitu. (see Eska & Evans 2009: 37, Eska 2009b: 108-109, Eska 2009: 24, Eska 1990: 81, 84-85, Lejeune 1971: 46-47, De Hoz 1995: 61-63)

Bibliography

De Hoz 1995 Javier de Hoz, "Is -s the mark of the plural of the preterite in the Gaulish verb?", in: Joseph F. Eska, R. Geraint Gruffydd, Nicolas Jacobs (eds), Hispano-Gallo-Brittonica. Essays in honour of Professor D. Ellis Evans on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, Cardiff: University of Wales Press 1995, 58–65.
Eska & Evans 2009 Joseph Francis Eska, David Ellis Evans, "Continental Celtic", in: Martin J. Ball, Nicole Müller (eds), The Celtic Languages, 2nd edition, London – New York: Routledge 2009.
Eska 1990 Joseph Francis Eska, "The so-called weak or dental preterite in Continental Celtic", Historische Sprachforschung 103 (1990), 81-91.
Eska 2009 Joseph Francis Eska, "The emergence of the Celtic languages", in: Martin J. Ball, Nicole Müller (eds), The Celtic Languages, 2nd edition, London – New York: Routledge 2009, 22–27.
Eska 2009b Joseph Francis Eska, "Remarks on the 3. plural preterite in -us in Continental Celtic", Die Sprache 47,1 (2007–2008 [2009]), 108–119.