Linear C to Greek: e-mi to e-u-wa-ko-ro

· Linear B Lexicon

INDEX
LinC words
e-mi | e-u-ko-la | e-u-wa-ko-ro |

Greek words
ἄμμι | ἐμέ | ἐμίν | ἠμί | εὔαγρος | εὐχωλᾶς | εὐχωλῆς |



e-mi | ἄμμι (Aeolic, Epic) | for my part, for myself
e-mi | ἐμέ | for my part, for myself (enclitic)
e-mi | ἐμί(ν) (emin) (Doric) | † I (a first-person pronoun)
e-mi | ἠμί (emi) | I declare, I say
ICS, KA
e-mi is found on epitaphs as either a single word in a longer declaration or as an enclitic in a single word.   In the former instance, e-mi acts as a declaration of an occupation or a virtue [example to follow]; in the latter instance, the use of e-mi as an enclitic elevates the single word to the level of an anthroponym.  Cf. ka-ru-xe-e-mi > κάρυξἐμί [ICS 260] “(a) herald I (am)”.  Masson typically translates e-mi as ἠμί rather than ἐμίν.  In its declarative sense, ἠμί can still incorporate the latter: κάρυξ ἠμί > “I declare (that I am a) herald.” Note that the enclitic ἐμέ finds its equivalents in the Greek με, the English pronoun me, and the Cypr. μι.  Cf. also the modern-Greek ειμαι “am”.
02.14.16


e-u-ko-la | εὐχωλᾶ(ς) (eucholas) (Doric) | a prayer, a vow; a votive offering
e-u-ko-la | εὐχωλῆ(ς) (eucholes) (Epic) | a prayer, a vow; a votive offering
ICS 85
02.24.15


e-u-wa-ko-ro | εὔαγρο(ς) (euagros) | lucky in the chase, blessed with success
ICS 325
e-u-wa-ko-ro appears on three coins in reference to a chief or a king.  See parallel e-u-wa-ko-ro in LinB.
12.08.15

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