Linear B to Greek: o-pe-ro to o-pi-si-jo

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
o-pe-ro | o-pi-si-jo |

Greek words
ὄψιος | ὑπαρός | ὕπερος | Φύρω |

o-pe-ro | ὑπαρό(ς) (uparos) | to plough, to till
o-pe-ro | ὕπερο(ς) (uperos) (mg) | a pestle
o-pe-ro | Φύρω (phuro) | to mix, to stir
Knossos (Scribes 131, 207, 220, 221, 223, unknown)
MY Ge 604 (Scribe 58a)
Pylos (Scribes 1, 2, 21, 23, 32, 41, Ciii)
These ideas are confounded in the dual notions of “breaking up” (tilling) and “mixing, stirring”, as in the mixture of herbs in a pestle [MY Ge 604]. Cf. furrow; cf. also L. opera “work”.

o-pi-si-jo | ὄψιο(ς) (opsios) | late, tardy
KN An 1516, 1519 (Scribe 101) IPN
PY Jn 927 (Scribe 2) IPN
In all three tablets, o-pi-si-jo appears to refer to a tardy person.

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