Linear B to Greek: pe to pe-mo

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
pe | pe-di-je-we | pe-i | pe-ko | pe-ma | pe-mo |

Greek words
πᾶς | πάχος | πεδιάςπει | πημα | πήμων |

pe | πᾶ(ς) (pas) | all
Knossos (Scribes 102, 103, 106, 116, 117, 207, unknown)
A majority of the approximately 80 entries for pe are found in the context of sheep; scribe 117 is responsible for about 75%.

pe-i | πει (pei) (Doric for πη) | where
Pylos (Scribe 1)

pe-di-je-we | πεδιάς (pedias) | flat, level; of the plain, on the plain
PY An 654 (Scribe 1)

pe-ko | πάχο(ς) (pakhos) | thickness
Knossos (Scribe 117)
Pylos (Scribe Cii)

pe-ma | πημα (pema) | calamity, misery
Knossos (Scribes 135, unknown)
Pylos (Scribe 24)
pe-ma complements do-e-ro > δυερός (dueros) “miserable”.  Cf. πῆμα δύη (pema due) “the weight of woe”. See also infl. pe-mo and pi-mo-no.

pe-mo | πήμω(ν) (pemon) | baneful
Pylos (Scribes 1, 11, 41)
A majority of the approximately 80 entries for pe-mo are written by scribe 41.  See infl. pe-ma and pi-mo-no.

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