Linear B to Greek: tu-ka-na

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LinB words
tu-ka-na |

Greek words
τύγχανε | τυκάνη |



tu-ka-na | τύγχανε (tunkhane) | is hitting
tu-ka-na | τυκάνη (tukane) | an instrument for thrashing (threshing)
Knossos Ap 639, 5864 (Scribe 103) IPN
tu-ka-na is a feminine name, which may refer to a thresher.
02.23.15

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  1. Dardan Leka: Independant Scholar, Sanskrit and Indo-European (IE) Languages.

    tu-ka-na “an instrument for thrashing (threshing)”
    Alb. tupana (Indo-Scyth. root tuka, tukanja).
    Alb. tupana(t) and Fr. tambour “a drum”.

    • tupana is interesting as an apparent cognate of τύγχανε tunkhane or tynkhane “is hitting”. Cf. tympani “a kettledrum”. Nevertheless, I maintain that tu-ka-na is a thresher rather than a drummer.

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