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Language: Raetic
Word type: noun

Case: pertinentive
Number: plural
Gender: animate

Morphemic analysis: avaśue-r(a)-si
Meaning: 'by/for the Avaśu*'

Attestation: IT-5 (?:/]θ̣[ ]θ̣?kaịa[ ?/utiku:θaukịṣ/kleimunθeis/avaśuerasi:ihi) (1)


Attested only once, the only documented case of combined inflectional endings in Raetic so far. For details and Etruscan (morphological) comparanda see De Simone 2013: 68 f. The base is without comparanda; De Simone suggests to identify the Avaśu* as a group of divine beings, the recipients of the votive gift.


De Simone 2013 Carlo de Simone, "Analisi linguistica", in: Carlo de Simone, Simona Marchesini (Eds), La lamina di Demlfeld [= Mediterranea. Quaderni annuali dell'Istituto di Studi sulle Civiltà italiche e del Mediterraneo antico del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Supplemento 8], Pisa – Roma: 2013, 55–71.