Re: Who were the Igylliones?

From: Torsten
Message: 67686
Date: 2011-06-04

--- In, george knysh <gknysh@...> wrote:
> Little bits and pieces while waiting for Pachkova's magnum opus...
> The Igylliones are mentioned in Ptolemy's Geography at III,5. They
> supposedly inhabited the territory east of the Vistula ( and east of
> the Avarini at the source of the Vistula), and west of the Costoboci
> and Transmontani. We know the difficulties associated with Ptolemy
> data, and with his utilization of his many sources. The contextual
> time frame seems post-Pliny (who localized the Costoboci among the
> Sarmatians of the Caucasus area).
> Question: Is there any way of etymologizing <igylli> as Germanic ?
> There are similar sounding names, and this could be just coincidence.
> But if the word has Germanic affinities, then we would have a third
> internal Bastarnian tribal designation. Any ideas?

If we cast the net wide, we can, starting from a hypothetical
derive the following ethnonyms

This root seems to span across IE and Uralic languages. Were the Igylliones Finnic-speaking? Venetic?