Umbrian edit

Etymology edit

Disputed.

  1. Read as /ajom/ n sg, from Proto-Italic *ag-jom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵ-yo-. Compare also Latin (prod)igium (omen, prodigy) and aiō (to say).[1]
  2. Read as /ajā̊/ n pl, ultimately related to Latin agō (to do).[2]

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Noun edit

𐌀𐌉𐌖 (aiu) (early Iguvine, hapax)

  1. The meaning of this term is uncertain. Possibilities include:
    1. n sg what has been said; verdict, decision
    2. n pl movements, actions or disturbances

References edit

  1. ^ Ancillotti, Augusto; Cerri, Romolo (2015), “aiu”, in Vocabolario dell'umbro delle tavole di Gubbio [Vocabulary of Umbrian and of the Iguvine Tables] (in Italian), page 2
  2. ^ Buck, Carl Darling (1904), “aiu”, in A Grammar of Oscan and Umbrian: With a Collection of Inscriptions and a Glossary, page 327

Further reading edit

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “aiō, aī̆s”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 31f.