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In the Name of Gods. In Search of Divine Epithets Through Luwic Personal Names

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Recent work on personal names in Luwic languages (mainly Luwian, Lycian and Carian) has shown that divine epithets play an important role in their formation. The present article takes this line of inquiry one step further by proposing a method for identifying divine epithets in these anthroponyms. Theonym + divine epithet formulae attested in the different corpora are sometimes directly or indirectly reflected in personal names. In other cases, it is possible to restore divine onomastic formulae through personal names thanks to a combinatorial analysis and parallels. It is then provisionally proposed to identify five main types of divine epithets entering into the formation of Luwic personal names: geographical epithets, epithets corresponding to the place of action of the deity, functional epithets, laudatory epithets and divine titles.
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hal-04533621 , version 1 (05-04-2024)

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Florian Réveilhac. In the Name of Gods. In Search of Divine Epithets Through Luwic Personal Names. Alaya Palamidis; Corinne Bonnet. What’s in a Divine Name? Religious Systems and Human Agency in the Ancient Mediterranean, De Gruyter, pp.471-488, 2024, 9783111326511. ⟨10.1515/9783111326511-024⟩. ⟨hal-04533621⟩
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