o-na-to

Pylos
cf. o-na-te-re

Definitions

Chadwick & Ventris 1973: a portion (of land) enjoyed, beneficiary right; accusative singular neuter

Chadwick & Ventris 1956: "One might have considered translating o-na-to as ὠνητόν (Dor. ὠνατόν) 'bought, buyable', whatever this precisely means in a primitive economy; but the Skt. vasnám suggests that ὠνή (Lesb. ὀννα) should have initial *w-, and a derivation of the Mycenaean term from ὀνίνημι 'bestow a benefit' is more probable."

Palaeolexicon: lease field
Wiktionary: lease field

Variants

o-na-ta

Chadwick & Ventris 1973: accusative plural

References

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

Chadwick, John and Michael Ventris, 1956 Documents in Mycenaean Greek

One Response to o-na-to

  1. ὀνήτωρ (onetor) “beneficial, profitable”
    Note that /η/ often shifts to the Doric /α/, so Doric ὀνάτωρ (onator).
    Again, LinB /Ca/ shifts to Greek /Cη/, where C= consonant.

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