oilam

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Lusitanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin ovicula, oviculam (little sheep) [1], diminutive of ovis (sheep), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep). Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *owi-lā[2], compare Sanskrit avilā.

Noun[edit]

oilam f (plural oila)

  1. sheep (accusative)[3]
    • (discovered in 2008), Ribeira da Venda inscription, lines: 1–2
      OILAM · ERBAM / HARASE · OILA · X · BROENEIAE · H / OILA · X · REVE · AHARACVI
      A grown sheep for Harase. Ten sheep for Broineia H.. Ten sheep for Reva Aharácuo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carneiro et al., p. 168
  2. ^ Prósper and Villar p. 6, citing Llorente
  3. ^ Prósper and Villar, p. 5
  4. ^ Carneiro et al., p. 174
  • André Carneiro, José d’Encarnação, Jorge de Oliveira, Cláudia Teixeira, “Uma Inscrição Votiva em Língua Lusitana”, Palaeohispanica; 8 (2008)
  • Antonio Tovar Llorente, “L’inscription du Cabeço das Fráguas et la langue des lusitaniens”, ÉC; 11; pages 237-268 (1967)
  • Blanca M. Prósper, Francisco Villar, “Nueva Inscripción Lusitana Procedente de Portalegre”, Revista de Lingüística y Filología Clásica; 77 1 (2009)