Category archives for Linear B

Linear B to Greek: to-pe-za to to-pe-zo

INDEX LinB words to-pe-za | to-pe-zo | Greek words *τοπαζη | τόπαζος | τοπάζω | to-pe-za | *τοπαζη | *yellow or Asian topaz *= to-pe-zo Knossos (Scribe “124”), Pylos (Scribe 2) to-pe-zo | τοπάζω (topazo) | yellow or Asian topaz from to-pe-zo | τόπαζο(ς) (topazos) | to aim at, to put in a place PY Ta […]

Linear B to Greek: ti-ri-jo-we to to-ni-jo

INDEX LinB words ti-ri-jo-we | ti-ri-o-we-e | ti-ri-po | ti-ri-to | ti-ri-po-de | ti-ri-po-di-ko | to-me-o | to-ni-jo | Greek words τομάω | τονέω | τονίζω | τόνιος | τριος |τριοσι | τρίπος | τρίποδας | *τριποδιχω | τρίστο | Τριτο | τρίτος | ti-ri-jo-we | *τριος (trios) | *three-year PY Ta 641 (Scribe 641) ti-ri-jo-we appears to […]

Linear B to Greek: ti-no

INDEX LinB words ti-no | Greek words τίνω | ti-no | τίνω (tino) | to pay a price Knossos, Pylos

Linear B to Greek: te-o to te-o-na

INDEX LinB words te-o | te-o-jo | te-o-na | Greek words τέος | τέω | τεοιο | τέων | τέωνα | te-o | τέο(ς) | (1) a thing, (2) your te-o | τέω (teo) | a thing (Ionic) Knossos, Pylos In PY Eo 276, scribe 41 substitutes te-o-jo with te-o. See also te-o-na. It is […]

Linear B to Greek: ta-wo to ta-wo-no

INDEX LinB words ta-wo | ta-wo-no | Greek words ταώς | ταώνων | ταῶνος | ta-wo | ταώ(ς) (taos) | a peacock KN X 7924 (Scribe unknown) The peacock was sacred to Hera. See infl. ta-wo-no and syn. pa-si-te-o-i. 10.09.14 ta-wo-no | ταώνω(ν) (taonon) | of a peacock ta-wo-no | ταῶνο(ς) (taonos) | of a peacock […]

Linear B to Greek: ta-na-po-so to ta-ra-nu-we

INDEX LinB words ta-na-po-so | ta-ra-nu | ta-ra-nu-we | Greek words ταναύπους | τανύπους | θρῆνυς | ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ta-na-po-so | ταναύπους (tanaupous) | long footed, long shanked ta-na-po-so | τανύπους (tanupous) (Epic) | long footed, long shanked ta-na | ταναός (tanaos) | long, stretched po-so | πούς (pous) | foot KN Db 1198+, Dv 1410+ […]

Linear B to Greek: si-ta-ro to su-qo-ta-o

INDEX LinB words si-ta-ro | si-to | si-to-ko-wo | si-to-po-ti-ni-ja | su-ki-ri-ta | su-mi | su-qo-ta-o | Greek words σιτηρός | σιτοπότνια | σιτος | σιτοχόω | σκοτάω | σκοτέω | συγχριστός | συχρίτη | Japanese words (Hiragana) すみ | Japanese words (Kanji) 墨 | 炭 | Japanese words (Romaji) sumi | si-ta-ro | σιτηρό(ς) […]

Linear B to Greek: se-ri-no to se-to-i-ja

INDEX LinB words se-ri-no | se-to-i-ja | Greek words σέλῑνον | στοiά | se-ri-no | σέλῑνο(ν) (selinon) | celery, parsley MY Ge 604 (Scribe 58a) 10.18.14 se-to-i-ja | στοιά (stoia) | a magazine, a warehouse; a roofed colonnade Knossos (Scribes 101, 103, 106, 117, 132, unknown) = στοά (stoa) Cf. LinA se.to.i.ja, which appears in […]

Linear B to Greek: sa-me-ti-jo to sa-sa-ma

INDEX LinB words sa-me-ti-jo | sa-pa-ka-te-ri-ja | sa-pi-da | sa-pi-de | sa-sa-ma | Greek words σημάδιον | σημάτιον | σησάμη σφάκτρια | Latin words Sepiidae ___________________________________________________________________________________________ sa-me-ti-jo | σημάδιο(ν) (semadion) | an ensign, a flag sa-me-ti-jo | σημάτιο(ν) (semation) | a mark, a sign, a token KN K 875 (Scribe 102) sa-me-ti-jo is a dimuative […]

Linear B to Greek: ro to ro-u-si-jo

INDEX LinB words ro | ro-u-si-jo | Greek words *ῥο | ῥουσίζω | ῥούσιος | ro || from ku.ro “to count” | *plus KN V 280 (Scribe 124) ro appears to be founded in the LinA ku-ro, which has long been understood as “total”. Cf. Jap. kuru “to count”. Note that the syllable /ku/ is […]

Linear B to Greek: re-u-ka to ri-no

INDEX LinB words re-u-ka | ri-no | Greek words λευκά | ῥινός | re-u-ka | λευκά (leuka) | white KN L 471 (Scribe 211) Mycenae (Scribes 57, 58a) 10.22.14 ri-no | ῥινό(ς) (hrinos) | hide, skin; shield Knossos (Scribes 103, “124”e, unknown) Pylos (Scribe 1) 01.17.14

Linear B to Greek: re-ka to re-po-to

INDEX LinB words re-ka | re-po-to | Greek words ῥάκη | ῥαπτός | re-ka | ῥάκη (hrake) | a ragged, tattered garment PY Ep 212 (Scribe 1) IPN re-ka appears to refer to someone with tattered clothes. 10.14.14 re-po-to | ῥαπτό(ς) (hraptos) | *(1) pierced; (2) sewn, stitched KN L 693 (Scribe 103) PY Un […]

Linear B to Greek: ra-pi-ti-ri.ja to ra-to

INDEX LinB words ra-pi-ti-ri.ja | ra-pte | ra-pte-ri-ja | ra-qi-ti-ri.ja | ra-su-to | ra-to | Greek words ῥᾶιστον | ῥάϊστος | ῥαίστωρ | ῥήϊστος | ῥάκτρια | ῥάπτης | ῥάπτρια | ῥητός | ra-pi-ti-ri.ja ra-pi-ti-ra2 = ra-qi-ti-ri.ja not ra-pte-ri-ja PY Ab 555 (Scribe 21) pu-ro ra-pi-ti-ra2 > prob.  πυρό(ς) ῥάπτρια (puros raptria) “threshed wheat”. 12.21.13 ra-pte […]

Linear B to Greek: qpa-jo to qpa-ti-ja

Note: AB *016, formerly PA2 or QA is now transcribed as QPA. See Phonetic Key. INDEX LinB words qpa-jo | qpa-ti-ja | Greek words καίω | κητία | χάϊος | qpa-ti-ja | κητία (ketia) | fishery of large fish, esp. thunny (tuna) KN As 1519+ (Scribe 101) (IPN) KN Fh 355 (Scribe 141) = κητεία […]

Linear B to Greek: qi-ni-te-we to qo-ro-ka

Note: AB *016, formerly PA2 or QA is now transcribed as QPA. See Phonetic Key. INDEX LinB words qi-ni-te-we | qi-si-pe-e | qo-ro-ka | < p style=”text-align: justify;”>Greek words κινητής | κρόκη | ξίφαι | qi-ni-te-we | κινητής (kinetes) | an inciter, a mover KN D 1024+ (Scribe unknown) In context, qi-ni-te-we may indicate 100 […]

Linear B to Greek: qe-ri-ta to qe-to-ro-we

Note: AB *016, formerly PA2 or QA, is now transcribed as QPA. See Phonetic Key. INDEX LinB words qe-ri-ta | qe-to | qe-to-ro-we Greek words †κατορος | χατος | χρίστης qe-ri-ta | χρί(σ)τη(ς) (khristes) | a whitewasher qe-ri-ta | χρί(σ)τη(ς) (khristes) | a stucco maker PY Eb 900 (Scribe 41), Ep 613+ (Scribe 1) (IPN) […]

Linear B to Greek: pu-ro to ]pu-ti[

INDEX LinB words pu-ro | ]pu-ti[ Greek words πυρός | πυτι ___________________________________________________________________________________________ pu-ro | πυρό(ς) (puros) | wheat, triticum vulgare Pylos “wheat tablets” Due to the frequency of this reference on Pylian tablets, scholars assume an alternation of /l/ for /r/ and surmise Πύλος (Pulos) “Pylos”. However, pu-ro is often accompanied by ko-wo, which is found […]

Linear B to Greek: po-si to pte-re-wa

INDEX LinB words po-si | po-ti-jo | po-ti-ni-ja | po-ti-ni-ja-we | pte-no | pe-te-re-wa | Greek words πόσις | ποτίζω | πότνια | Ποτνιάς | πτανός | πτελέα | πτελέη | πτηνός | pte-re-wa | πτελέα (ptelea) | an elm pte-re-wa | πτελέη (ptelee) (Ionic) | an elm KN Se series (Scribe 127) KN So […]

Linear B to Greek: po-ro to po-ro-ko

INDEX LinB words po-ro | po-ro-ko | Greek words φόρκος | Φόρκος | πόρος | πόρω | φόρος | φορός | ___________________________________________________________________________________________ po-ro | (n.) πόρο(ς) (poros) | (1) ferry, ford; (2) means, revenue po-ro | (v.) πόρω (poro) | to give, to impart, to offer po-ro | φόρο(ς) (poros) | that which is carried […]

Linear B to Greek: po-de to po-pu-ri.jo

INDEX French words pomme LinB words po-de | po-ka | po-ku-ta | po-me | po-ni-ki-jo | po-pu-ri.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) 01.16.14 […]

Linear B to Greek: pi-ri-je-te to pi-ri-no

INDEX LinB words pi-ri-je-te | pi-ri-te | pi-ri-no | Greek words πειρατής | † πιριέτα |  πρῖνος | πρινών | pi-ri-je-te | † πιριέτα for πειρατής (peirates) | pirate; brigand, sea robber KN Ra 1547, 1548, 1549 (Scribe 126) pi-ri-je-te appears to be an early form of πειρατής “pirate”, which may be the result of vocalic […]

Linear B to Greek: pe-te-re-wa to pi-mo-no

INDEX LinB words pe-te-re-wa | pi-i.ja-ra | pi-je-se-me | pi-mo-no | Greek words πήμονος | πῖαρ | πίασμα | πίειρα | πίεσμa | πτελέα | πτελέη | pe-te-re-wa | πτελέα (ptelea) | an elm pe-te-re-wa | πτελέη (ptelee) (Ionic) | an elm KN So 894 (Scribe unknown) The elm is called “the spreading tree” and was […]

The Decipherment of Linear B: PY Wr 1480

This is a three-sided seal. α. wa β. pa-ta-jo γ. ḍọ-ka-ma do-ka-ma | δόκημα (dokema) | vision pa-ta-jo | φατειό(ς) (phateios) | speakable, utterable wa | ἁ | α (alpha) privative, which expresses lack; prefix un- α. ἁ privative β. φατειό γ. δόκημα α. un- β. speakable γ. vision Notes: See related inscription BE Zg 1. Hapaxi > do-ka-ma […]

The Decipherment of Linear B: PY An 654

.1  ku-ru-me-no-jo , o-ka , pe-ri-te-u , .2  wo-ne-wa , a-ti-ja-wo , e-ru-ta-ra , .3  o-*34-ta , me-ta-pi-jo , ke-ki-de , .4  VIR 50 .5 .6   u-pi-ja-ki-ri-jo , ku-re-we , VIR 60 .7   me-ta-qe , pe-i , e-qe-ta , .8   a-re-ku-tu-ru-wo , e-te-wo-ke-re-we-|i-jo| .9   -i-jo , .10 .11 ta-ti-qo-we-wo , o-ka , to-wa , .12 po-ki-ro-qo , pe-ri-no , de-u-ka-ri-jo […]

Linear B to Greek: pe-re-ku-ta to pe-ri-te-u

INDEX LinB words pe-re-ku-ta | pe-ri-no | pe-ri-qo-ro-jo | pe-ri-ra-wo | pe-ri-te-u | Greek words παραχύτης | περιρρέω | περιττεύω | περίχωρος | περιχωρόζω | pe-re-ku-ta | παραχύτη(ς) (parakhutes) | one who pours in, esp. a bath attendant PY An 172 (Scribe 1) 08.20.17 pe-ri-no | πρῖνο(ς) (prinos) | the holm oak (Quercus ilex) or […]