Vorrömisches Namengut in den Tiroler Alpen
Szerző: Peter Anreiter
The Breoni, Genauni and Focunates were tribes which inhabited parts of the Central Alpine area in pre-Roman and Roman times. A not inconsiderable number of placenames dating back linguistically to the pre-Roman period may be connected with them, and testify to the existence of several distinct Indo-European dialects in that area (present-day Tyrol and adjacent regions). The author discusses the etymology of these names, illustrating their original meaning with colour photographs of the respective localities, and also pointing out some of the linguistic characteristics of the dialects in question.