Linear B to Greek: i-ja-te to i-je-re-u

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
i-ja-te | i.ja-te-ro | i-je-re-ja | i-je-re-u |

Greek words
ἰατήρ | ἰατρός | ἱέρεια | ἱερεύς |

i-ja-te | ἰατή(ρ) (iater) | a surgeon
PY Eq 146+
See also i.ja-te-ro.

i.ja-te-ro or a2-te-ro | ἰατρό(ς) (iatros) | a healer, a physician
PY Ma 365+
Proposed progressions: (1) i-ja-te > ἰατήρ and (2) i-ja-te (a2-te) > a2-te-ro > (a2-te-ro-we) > ἰατρός.  See also i-ja-te.

i-je-re-ja | ἱέρεια (iereia) | a priestess
KN Fp 1+ (Scribe 138)
Pylos (Scribes 1, 33, 41, 42)
See also i-je-re-u.

i-je-re-u | ἱερεύς (iereus) | a diviner, a priest, a sacrificer
Pylos (Scribes 1, 15, 41, 45)
Cf. the uraeus,  a symbol of royalty and divinity (see The Okinawan Sekiban, #2).   See also i-je-re-ja.

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