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Attestation: TI·27.2 (akiuip?ụotialui), TI·36.2 (tisiui:piuotialui:pala) (2)
Language: Lepontic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: patronymic

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

Morphemic Analysis: biu̯-o-nt-(i)i̯-al-ūi̯
Phonemic Analysis: /biont(i)alūi̯/
Meaning: 'for the son of Piuotios'


o-stem patronym in the dative derived with the suffix -alo- from a i̯o-stem personal name biu̯onti̯os, which is formed from the present participle in -nt- of the root biu̯- 'the living one' (already Danielsson 1909: 16, Rhŷs 1913: 8). See the morpheme page for attestations of the root; the present participle is also attested in piuot (also without spelling of /n/) and piuonta (with ⟨n⟩). See Lejeune 1971: 52, 62, n. 186, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 135, Motta 2000: 201.

Corinna Salomon


Danielsson 1909 Olof August Danielsson, Zu den venetischen und lepontischen Inschriften [= Skrifter utgivna av Kungliga Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala 13.1], Uppsala – Leipzig: 1909.