/e/ to /α/
The morphology of *038 E, alternating with one and two horizontal bars, primarily suggests A (alpha).
e-pi | Ἆπι(ς) (Apis) | Apian, Appian
KN V 280 (Scribe 124)
e-pi-ko-wa | ἐπιχόα (epikhoa) (attested) | to pour on or over
KN Fh 343 (Scribe 141)
Cf. χοή (khoe) “a pouring, esp. a drink offering (libation) to the deceased or over their graves”. Cf. also ἐπιχοάζω (epikhoazo) “to pour libations upon”. e-pi-ko-wa appears to relate to the pouring of oil.