Linear B to Greek: me-wi-jo to me-zo-e

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
me-wi-jo | me-wi-jo-e | me-zo | me-zo-e |

Greek words
μαιοι | μαιον | μάζω | μαζοι |

me-wi-jo | μαιο(ν) (maion) | a kind of cummin
Scribe 103 (Knossos)
Pylos (Scribe 2)
me-wi-jo typically accompanies me-zo “barley” both in the transcriptions and in recipes.

me-wi-jo-e | *μαιοι (maioi) | *a kind of cummin [plural]
(Scribes 102, 103, 108, unknown)
The main context for me-wi-jo-e is in ko-wa tablets that appear to deal with sowing.

me-zo | μάζω (mazo) | barley
Knossos (Scribes 103, 108, 113)
me-zo typically accompanies me-wi-jo “cummin” both in the transcriptions and in recipes.

me-zo-e | *μαζοι (mazoi) | *barley [plural]
Scribes 102, 103, 108, 211, unknown (Knossos)
Pylos (Scribe 2)
There are some instances (e.g. PY Ta 641) in which the plural is used in a singular context.

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