It is rewarding to compare biblical theonym
and author's allonym at this point: the allonym "Dionysius Areopagita" expresses how the author wants to be read and received but not who he really is.
Grenet argues on the basis of the Bactrian onomastic material that Yams appears in compound names of the type where a theonym
is regularly found.
That Kition was founded from Phoenicia itself before the eighth century is indicated by an inscription from Nora in Sardinia (17), in which the theonym
PMY is linked with the fourth-century king Pumayyaton and probably with the Greek form Pygmalion.
63-401, followed by indexes of personal names: Old Iranian (attested and reconstructed), Middle Iranian, and New Iranian; in the Nebenuberlieferung: Greek, Elamite, Assyrian-Babylonian, Aramaic, Latin, Egyptian and Demotic, Lycian, others, and Armenian; non-Iranian: Greek names and names in Greek form, Old Indo-Aryan (Vedic), Semitic, others; theonyms
, geographical names, and ethnonyms.
5x12") and includes a lengthy bibliography and indexes for Linear B, Greek, Mycenaean, ideographic signs, and theonyms
Although the forms with intervocalic /w/ might well the underlying representations of these names, it seems more simple to think that we are dealing with the usual phonological patterns of many very early Mesopotamian theonyms
and toponyms; on this, see G.