This paper discusses some toponyms of the surrounding area of ancient Altinum. Some place names and river names, usually attested by latin sources, can trace back to older linguistic stage. I consider the names Altinum and Silis, but also the hydronyms Zero and Muson (whose ancient names are unattested), which origin could be attribute to the venetic language. The proposal of a venetic basis from indoeuropean *eghero for the name Zero is apparently to exclude because of the medieval forms Zayro/Iairo, which arise from latin theatrum; nevertheless, the -ai-forms can be explained as a cultural induction, considering the proximity of the river to the ancient theater of Altinum.
|Titolo:||Nomi di luoghi e nomi di fiumi in area altinate: tra lingua e cultura|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|