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Attestation: MI·3 (uisa) (1)
Language: Celtic
Word Type: proper noun
Semantic Field: personal name

Grammatical Categories: nom. sg.
Stem Class: ā

Morphemic Analysis: u̯īs or u̯iđ
Phonemic Analysis: /īsā/ or /issā/
Meaning: 'Uisa'


Short ā-stem personal name; probably hypocoristic. Cf. the names in uis- in Delamarre 2007: 202; the base (or first element of the compound name on which the hypocoristic is based) is best identified as u̯īsu- 'good', though, considering the late date of the document, u̯iđu/o- 'known' with the tau gallicum cluster simplified to /ss/ cannot be exluded (cf. Molinari 1974: 72 f.).

Corinna Salomon


Delamarre 2007 Xavier Delamarre, Noms de personnes celtiques dans l'épigraphie classique. Nomina Celtica Antiqua Selecta Inscriptionum, Paris: Errance 2007.