The Decipherment of Linear B: PY Cc 665

· Linear B Decipherments
PY Cc 665

PY Cc 665

Updated on February 09, 2014

Shrine Livestock

Scribe 21

.1  ne-wo-pe-o , po-ti-ni-ja OVIS:m 100 SUS 190

  1. ne-o-pe-o | *ναόπαό (naopao) (Doric) | *dwelling or shrine of a kinsman by marriage
  2. OVIS:m | sheep: male; rams
  3. po-ti-ni-ja | πότνια (Potnia) | lady, mistress
  4. SUS | pigs

.1  *ναόπαό πότνια: rams 100, pigs 190

  • shrine to Potnia: 100 rams, 190 pigs


  1. The livestock were likely kept for sacrifice.
  2. Richard Vallance Janke disagrees with this decipherment. See Two Plausable Alternative Decipherments of PY Cc 665.

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