e-ra3-wo

Knossos, Pylos

Definitions

Chadwick & Ventris 1973: olive oil, cf. ἔλαιον (interesting comment from Melena 1983: “The Greek name for olive /elaiwon/ is a loan borrowed from a Mediterran tongue. Although the phytonym is probably Minoan, it has not been elicited in Linear A”)

Variants

e-ra-wo

Chadwick & Ventris 1973: variant spelling of e-ra3-wo

References

Chadwick, John and Michael Ventris, 1973 Documents in Mycenaean Greek

Melena, José L., 1983 Minos vol. 18 “Olive Oil and Other Sorts of Oil in the Mycenaean Tablets”

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