Linear C to Greek: a-i-we-i to a-ri-si-to*wa-na-xe

· Linear C Lexicon

INDEX
LinC words
a-i-we-i | a-mu-se | a-ne-u | a-ri-si-to | a-ri-si-to-ti-ma-se | a-ri-si-to-wa-na-xe |

Greek words
αἰεί | ἄμυξις | ἄμυσσε | ἄνευ | ἄριστος | ἀρίστως | †ἄριστοτίμασις | †ἀριστωαναξ |



a-i-we-i | αἰεί (attested) | always, forever (Ionic, poetic for ἀεί)
ICS 217
02.19.15


a-mu-se* | ἄμυξι(ς) (amucis) | mangling, rending, tearing; scarification
a-mu-se* | ἄμυσσε (amusse) | lacerate, scratch, tear
ICS 219
a-mu-se , ka-te-te “scarification instrument” may refer to a cautery, an instrument that is heated and applied to wounds to promote scarification, which stops bleeding and closes amputations.
01.20.15 * 04.10.15


a-ne-u | ἄνευ (aneu) | away from, far from
a-ne-u | ἄνευ (aneu) | without (attested)
ICS 217
02.24.15


a-ri-si-to | ἄριστο(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
a-ri-si-to | ἀρίστω(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
As a principle of Greek thought, ἄριστος may be found in numerous LinC and ancient-Greek compounds and Greek anthroponyms; see a-ri-si-toti-ma-se and a-ri-si-towa-na-xe.
02.25.15


a-ri-si-to*ti-ma-se | †ἄριστοτίμασι(ς) (aristotamasis) | †honoring the best, honoring the noblest

  • a-ri-si-to | ἄριστο(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
  • a-ri-si-to | ἀρίστω(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
  • ti-ma-se | τίμασι(ς) (timasis) (Doric) | honoring, valuing
  • ti-ma-se | τίμησι(ς) (timesis) | honoring, valuing

ICS 31
Masson [1961:125] translates as Ἀριστοτίμας, which presumes an anthroponym rather than a generic reference.  Cf. similar Greek compounds (e.g. ἀριστοπάλας (aristopalas) “the best of wrestlers”).
12.04.14


a-ri-si-to*wa-na-xe | †ἀριστωαναξ (aristoanax) | †the best of masters

  • a-ri-si-to | ἄριστο(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
  • a-ri-si-to | ἀρίστω(ς) (aristos) | the best, the noblest
  • wa-na-xe | ἄναξ (anax) | chief, lord, king, master, prince

ICS 121
The inscription follows the curve of the coin in boustrophedon style: a-ri-si-to-wa | na-xe.  Masson [1961:161] translates as Ἀριστοϝά|ναξ, which presumes an anthroponym rather than a generic reference.  Cf. similar Greek compounds (e.g. ἀριστοπάλας (aristopalas) “the best of wrestlers”).
02.25.15

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