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|Word type:||proper noun|
|Meaning:||'by Metlaini' (?)|
|Attestation:||HU-7 (?ẹḳiesiuṭikutanin/metḷainile) (1)|
The tentative interpretation of the once-attested form as a personal name in the pertinentive must be considered very uncertain. The text of HU-7 contains an individual name in the pertinentive, but no accompanying patronym in -nu/-na, so that the otherwise opaque metlainile with auslauting -le may qualify as the surname of the usual patronymic formula. Two more forms in -ile which may be interpreted thus are IT-4 χurvile and SZ-14 sletile; cf. also potential surnames in -i in the casus rectus CE-1.1 śeli and SL-2.1 þurti. See Salomon 2018: 41 and Raetic Onomastics. For the base metl- cf. maybe Etruscan meθlum 'city'?