Iassas of the Suevo-veneti

So how popular were the names beginning with Iar/Iass/Iav?  Here are some Roman inscriptions.  I’ve had them on before here (for example, the “Venetic” Iariovidius) but now they come with a map:

  • Iaretius – Schwarzwerden in kreis Sankt Wendel
    • D M Iaretio Losunio patri d f
  • Iarilla – Vienne,  Isère department (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum XII, 2026)
    • D M Vennoniae Iarilla e
  • Iariovidius – Fumane in Valle Policella (according to Pauli the inscription is “Venetic”) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum V, 3908)
    • I. Iariovidius C. l. Cato 
  • Iaronius – Narbonne (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum XII, 4865)
    • T. Iaron[i]us V. l. Licinio
  • Iarsa – Padua (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum V, 2834)
    • L. Memmio Iden. Hebreni mil. class. 7 Sabini qui vixit ann. XXX militavit ann. XII. hered. eius fecer(unt) Iarsa frater suus Paulus Q. Cusfilia per L. Coranum Ursu[l]um fiduc. her
  • Iartus – village Jard (?),  Vendée (from the river) department (Belfort number 2030)
  • Iarus – Rheinzabern and Trier (Habert number 630.1364)
    • Iarus f (Rheinzabern)
    • IARUS (Trier)
  • Iasir – Reims (Habert number 628. 629)
  • Iassia – Soulosse
    • D M Iassia 
  • Iasso Iassu
    • Iasso f (London) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum VII 1336, 513)
    • Iasso (Bavay) (Schwerm. number 2568)
    • Iasso (Rouen) (Habert number 631)
    • Iasso f (Ochringen) (Schwerm. number 2570)
    • Iassu fec (?) (BJW 71,20)
    • Iasso fec  (Heddernheim)
  • Iassus / Iassa
    •  IASSV II (Stein am Anger) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum III 12014, 300)
    • IASSVS(Westendorf)
    • Iassus Cat (Reims) (Habert 632.633)
    • D M Pennausio Lagane Sidonie Iasse monimen[t]um fili faciendum de suo curaverunt  (Karden) Corpus inscriptionum Rhenanarum 712)
    • Deo Apollini Inecius Iassi (Neidenbach, kreis Bitburg) (816 – Hettner 45)
    • Clementia Iassa sibi et Arruntio Cur[t?]uronis filio (?) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 2019 – Haug 56)
    • I o m Iassus ex voto p l. l. m (Koenigshoffen) (Corpus inscriptionum Rhenanarum 2074)
    • Iassus (between Oberrad and NIederrad? or Nijmegen?) (Scheuerm. 2571)
    • Iassus fe (Mainz) (Becker s. 104, 75)
    • Iassus f (Mainz) (Becker s. 104, 75)
    • Iassus f (Niderrhein) (BJ 95 s.204, n. 73 47a)
    • [I]assu (Speier) (BJ 95 s.204, n. 73 47b)
    • Iassus f (Speier) (BJ 95 s.204, n. 73 47e)
    • Iassus f (?) (WZ 8 s. 264)
    • Iassus fe (Saalburg)
    • Iassa fec (Namur)
  • Iavvos 
    • IAVVOS F (Stein am Anger) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum III 12014, 301)
  • Iavus
    • Baezo Crusu Iavia Iavi (S. Danillo/Šibenik) (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum III 2781)

Finally, some food for thought from an extract of Szymon Matusiak’s Olimp polski podług Długosza (“Polish Olympus according to Długosz”):

Earlier, Matusiak also quite correctly:

  • notes that the “a” to “e” transformation is common in Polish so that Jesza (Yesha) can become Jasza (Yasha)
  • observes that Yesh (Jesz) and Yesha (Jesza) can be also in Polish expressed as Yech (Jech) and Yecha (here you can recall the Germanic Goddess Jecha!)
  • combines these names with Chasson/Gasson sive Jassen and translates that into the Polish Jaszon/Jasion (without seemingly being aware (!) that Iasion was a Greek demi-god)

I will leave it at that.

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February 26, 2018

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