Linear B to Greek: e-re-pa-to to e-re-wi-jo-po-ti-ni-ja

· Linear B Lexicon


*038 E
/e/ to /α/
The morphology of *038 E, alternating with one and two horizontal bars, primarily suggests A (alpha).


LinB words
e-re-pa-to | e-re-u-ti-ja | e-re-wi-jo-po-ti-ni-ja |

Greek words
*ἀραιόπότνια | ἀρείφατος | ἀρηΐφατος | ἁρπαστός | † ἐρευθία  | ἐρευθιάω  |

e-re-pa-to | ἀρείφατο(ς) (areipatos) (Homeric) | (1) slain in war, (2) slain by Aries
e-re-pa-to | ἀρηΐφατο(ς) (areipatos) (Ionic) | (1) slain in war, (2) slain by Aries
e-re-pa-to | ἁρπα(σ)τό(ς) (arpastos) | carried away, caught; robbed
KN V 684 (Scribe 140)
PY Sa 793 (Scribe 26)
ἁρπαστός appears to provide a collateral definition that supports the notion of looting; property can be carried away just as the souls of the dead can be transported (carried away) to Hades.
02.12.14 * 11.23.14

e-re-u-ti-ja | † ἐρευθία (ereutia) | † red
e-re-u-ti-ja | ἐρευθιά(ω) (ereuthiao) | to be red
KN Gg 405 (Scribe 140) Colors
KN Od 714, 715, 716 (Scribe 103)
e-re-u-ti-ja ma+re  1 > † ἐρευθιά μήρυ (ereuthia meru) “one fleece to be dyed red” [KN Od 714].
02.23.15 * 06.20.17

e-re-wi-jo-po-ti-ni-ja | *ἀραιόπότνια (araiopotnia) | *entreated mistress; *slender mistress

  • e-re-wi-jo | (adj) ἀραιό(ς) (araios) | entreated, prayed to
  • e-re-wi-jo | (adj) ἀραιό(ς) (ariaos) | narrow, slender, slight
  • e-re-wi-jo | Ἡραῖο(ς) (Heraios) | of Hera
  • po-ti-ni-ja | πότνια (potnia) | lady, mistress, queen

PY Vn 48+ (Scribe Ci)
e-re-wi-jo appears to be an alternate form of a-re-i-jo.  Consequently,  Ἥρα (Hera), the personification of ἀρά (ara) “prayer”, is the slender mistress to whom everyone prays.  See a-re.
12.21.13 * 11.24.14

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