Linear B to Greek: pi-ri-je-te to pi-ri-no

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
pi-ri-je-te | pi-ri-te | pi-ri-no |

Greek words
πειρατής | † πιριέτα |  πρῖνος | πρινών |

pi-ri-je-te | † πιριέτα for πειρατής (peirates) | pirate; brigand, sea robber
KN Ra 1547, 1548, 1549 (Scribe 126)
pi-ri-je-te appears to be an early form of πειρατής “pirate”, which may be the result of vocalic metathesis.  Cf. L. pirata “one who attacks ships”.  See alt. pi-ri-te.

pi-ri-no| πρῖνο(ς) (prinos) | the holm oak (Quercus ilex) or the scarlet oak (Quercus coccifera)
pi-ri-no | πρινώ(ν) (prinon) | an ilex grove
KN As 1516 (Scribe 101) IPN
The scarlet oak (Quercus coccifera) is the source of κόκκος | scarlet dye. In context, pi-ri-no may refer to someone who produces scarlet dye. See alt. pe-ri-no

KN Ra 1543 (Scribe 126)
pi-ri-te is an alternate spelling for pi-ri-je-te by the same scribe.

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