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Type: lexical
Meaning: 'attack' uel sim.
Language: Celtic
Phonemic analysis: /re?/-
From PIE: *ret-ti-/*ret-tu-/*ret-to-
Attestation: reśu


Apparently different stem variants beside each other, hard to say if they go back to PIE formations in -ti-, -to-, -tu- or are partly secondary; Meid 2005: 116 (also 203, 114–116, 161) thinks that the ti-abstract 'attack' is the Celtic base form. The dental cluster at the morpheme border developed into the tau gallicum sound, whose phonetic form is uncertain. Cf. Gaul. reso, names in reds-, ress-, rest-, known from Insular Celtic (Ogam RITUVVECAS, OIr. Rethach) and Continental Celtic (Gaul. redsomarus, restumarus and so on); see also unsuffixed ret- and zero-grade rit- from the same root. Motta 2000: 212, DAG: 182, 192, CIL III 4727, 5289, AcS II: 1105, 1178, KGP: 258 f., GPN: 249–251, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 143 f.


AcS Alfred Holder, Alt-celtischer Sprachschatz, Leipzig: Teubner 1896–1907.
CIL Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. (17 volumes, various supplements)
DAG Joshua Whatmough, The Dialects of Ancient Gaul. Prolegomena and Records of the Dialects, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1970.