Linear B to Greek: i-ku-wo-i-pi to i-na-o

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
i-ku-wo-i-pi | i-na | i-na-o |

Greek words
ἰχύωἵππι | ινάω | ἰνέω |

Japanese words (Kanji)

Japanese words (Katakana)
いな |

Japanese words (Romaji)
異な |

i-ku-wo-i-pi | † ἰχύωἵππι (ikhuoippi) |† stronghorse

  • i-ku-wo | ἰ(σ)χύω (iskhuo) | to be strong
  • i-pi | ἵππι (hippi) | of a horse

KN V 280 (Scribe 124)
ἰσχύω= ἐχυρός (ekhuros) “strong”
e-pi i-ku-wo-i-pi > Ἆπι(ς) *ἰχύωἵππι (Api ikhuoippi)  “Appian stronghorse”; the Appian Way was known for its horses. Cf. “stronghorse” with  Jap. 馬必 (hitsu) “strong horse”, which is derived from 馬 (uma) “horse” and 必 (hitsu) “inevitable”.  See also i-qo.
12.30.14 * 02.04.15

i-na | いな (ina)
i-na | 異な (ina) | odd, strange, unusual
PY Ep 539 (Scribe 539) IPN
Cf. L. inanis (inane) “empty headed, silly”.  See infl.  i-na-o.  i-na refers to a male.

i-na-o | ινάω (inao) | to empty, to evacuate
i-na-o | ἰνέω (ineo) | to empty, to evacuate
Mycenae (Scribes 57, 58a)
PY An 209 (Scribe 1) IPN
In context, i-na-o may refer to someone who empties or cleans vessels.  See alt. wi-na-jo and infl. i-na.


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