Linear B to Greek: i-ja-te to i-wa-ko

· Linear B Lexicon


LinB words
a2-te-ro | i-ja-te | i-je-re-ja | i-ku-wo-i-pi | i-qo | i-wa-ko

Greek words
Ἴακχοςἰατήρ | ἰατρός | ίαχος | ἰάχω | ἱέρεια | ἴκκος | ἵππος | *ἰχύωἵππι ___________________________________________________________________________________________

i-ja-te | ἰατή(ρ) (iater) | a surgeon
PY Eq 146+
Cf. a2-te-ro

a2-te-ro | ἰατρό(ς) (iatros) | a healer, a physician
PY Ma 365+
Cf. i-ja-te
Proposed progressions: (1) i-ja-te > ἰατήρ and (2) i-jate (a2-te) > a2-te-ro > (a2-te-ro-we) > ἰατρός

i-je-re-ja | ἱέρεια | a priestess
KN Fp 1+ (Scribe 138)
Pylos (Scribes 1, 33, 41, 42)

i-ku-wo-i-pi | *ἰχύωἵππι (ikhuoippi) |*stronghorse

  • i-ku-wo | ἰ(σ)χύω (iskhuo) | to be strong
  • i-pi | ἵππι (hippi)| of a horse

KN V 280  (Scribe “124″)
= ἐχυρός  (ekhuros) “strong”
epi i-ku-wo-i-pi | Ἆπι(ς) *ἰχύωἵππι (Api ikhuoippi) | “Appian stronghorse”
See also i-qo.

i-qo | ἴκκο(ς) (hikkos) <> Ionic for ἵππο(ς) (hippos) | horse
KN Ca 895+ (Scribe unknown)
PY Fa 16 (Scribe 42)
On KN Ca 895+, this word is followed by an ideogram of a horse. Cf. Latin equus “horse”.

i-wa-ko | Ἴακχο(ς) (Iakkhos) | the mystic cry of Bacchus, a Bacchanalian shout or song
i-wa-ko | ίαχο(ς) (iakhos) | a battle cry, the shout of both victor and vanquished
i-wa-ko | ἰάχω (iakho) | to cry or to shout
KN As 1516  (Scribe 101)  IPN
In context, i-wa-ko appears to refer to a chanter or a singer.

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