pa-sa-ro | ψαρό(ν) (psaron) | a siccative powder
pa-sa-ro | ψαρό(ς) (psaros) (Doric) | dappled, speckled
pa-sa-ro | ψηρό(ς) (pseros) | dappled, speckled
PY Ta 716 (Scribe 2)
A siccative (L. siccus “dry”) accelerates the drying of oils, especially in paints and varnishes. The application of siccative powder may create a dappled appearance (cf. ξηρός (kseros) “dry”); hence, ψαρός / ψηρός “dappled, speckled”. However, Palmer [1969:358] believes that pa-sa-ro , ku-ru-so refers to gold-plated rivets, which were used to attach hilts to sword blades [Lorimer 1950:262]. Consequently, ψηρό χρυσό may appear as the “dappled gold” of rivets that may also join a handle to an axe head.
- pa-si | φασι (phasi) | a cry, an expression, an utterance
- te-o-i | ταοί | a peacock
pa-wi-no | φαίνω (phaino) | to bring to light, to show
KN B 799+
See also root pa-wo.
pa-wo | √ ΦΑΩ (pao) | to make evident, to make known
pa-wo | φάϝο(ς) (pauos) | light, daylight
pa-wo | φαῦο(ς) (pauos) (Aeolic) | light, daylight
pa-wo | φάο(ς) (paos) | light, daylight
KN Wm 8499 (Scribe 103)
The root ΦΑΩ suggests that knowledge is acquired not only through light but also through speech. Cf. pa-si > φασί (pasi) “a cry, an expression”. See also pa-wi-no and pa-si-te-o-i. pa-wo is also found in LinC.