Linear B to Greek: po-de to

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French words

LinB words
po-de | po-ka | po-ku-ta | po-me | po-ni-ki-jo | |

Greek words
πόδα | ποκάς | πόκες | πόκη | ποκτήρ | πόμα | πορφυρέω | πορφυρίζω | πῶμα | φοινίκεος | φοινίκιος |

po-de | πόδα (poda) | a foot
PY Ta 641 (Scribe 2)

po-ka | ποκάς (pokas) | fleecy, wooly; hair, wool
po-ka | πόκες (pokes) | fleece, raw wool
po-ka | πόκη (poke) | fleece, raw wool
KN Dp 997+ (Scribe 118)
PY An 223 (Scribe unknown)
Although po-ka reflects the sign order, VC [Docs. 1959:223] transcribe ligature B *127 [PY An 23] as ka-po for καρπός “fruit”; however, cf. po-ka OVIS:f[ [KN DP 997+]. See inflection po-ku-ta.

po-ku-ta | ποκτήρ (pokter) | shearer
Knossos (Scribes 106, 111, 410)
Pylos (Scribes 1, 43)
Scribe 111 writes po-ku-ta and po-ku-te-ro [KN C 911].  See also po-ka

po-me | πόμα (poma) | a draught, a drink
po-me | πῶμα (poma) | a draught, a drink
po-me | F. pomme | an apple
Knossos (Scribes 117, unknown)
Pylos (Scribes 3, 41, 42, 43)
po-me is perhaps an apple-cider vinegar or a wine vinegar, medicinally used by Hippocrates as an antiseptic or an emetic.  Cf. po-me-ne and po-me-no.

po-ni-ki-jo | φοινίκεο(ς) (poinikeos) | crimson, purple red
po-ni-ki-jo | φοινίκιο(ς) (poinikios) | crimson, purple red
Knossos (Scribes 136, 137) (Colors)
09.07.15 | πο(ρ)φυρέω (porphureo) | to dye red, to grow red | πο(ρ)φυρίζω (porphurizo) | to be purplish
KN L 758 (Scribe unknown) (Colors)
In context, appears to refer to Tyrian purple, which Stieglitz [1994] believes originated with the Minoans.

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