Knossos, Pylos


Melena 1983: Mycenaean 'stirrup-jar' with a capacity of ~13.7 liters
Chadwick & Ventris 1973: probably 'stirrup-jar', cf. χλαρόν ἐλαιηρός χώθων


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"

One Response to ka-ra-re-we

  1. Per L&S [1846 2nd ed.], χερήρης (khereres) (T 2131) is a variation of χεριάρης (kheriares) and means “dexterous”. χεριάρης might be transcribed ka-ra2-re-we, but, thus far, there are no words with the /ka-ra2/ pattern. The /s/ shape of B *75, whether dextroverse (right turned) or sinistroverse (left turned), suggests not that /we/ is a glide in word-final position but that it is the ubiquitous -s stem.

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