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Pusiano < *Kʷhₐu̯ŏpŭ–̊kĕslĭi̯ŏ–̊h₁i̯ăhₐnŏ-m ‘(territorio) solare in febbraio, dal buon odore’

By GUIDO GIOVANNI Borghi

Abstract

The place-name Pusiano (Como, Lombardy) has a Proto-Indo-European etymology, *Kʷhₐu̯ŏpŭ–̊kĕslĭi̯ŏ–̊h₁i̯ăhₐnŏ-m ‘well smelling (territory), sunny in February’, through a Celtic intermediate stage *Ku̯ŏu̯kĕllĭi̯ānŏ-m > Gaulish *Pŏu̯kĕllĭi̯ānŏ-n, with Baltic cŏmpărăndă (Lithuanian kvapùs ‘fine smelling’ and keslỹs ‘February’), like other Celtic place-names and river-names in Cisalpine Gaul and Liguria (Cerusa, Trisobbio, Figoli

Topics: Pusiano, toponomastica, celtico, indoeuropeo, baltico
Publisher: Società Editrice Romana
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:iris.unige.it:11567/925437
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