Palaeolexicon: advantage, benefit / debt, deficiency
Wiktionary deficit, under obligation

Chadwick & Ventris 1973:
1. deficit, advantage cf. ὄφελος
2. being under obligation



Ruipérez 1985: non-copulative -qe; "[...] according to Greek usage, the second -qe [in PY Eb 149] cannot coordinate the personal verb te-re-ja to the particle o-pe-ro."


cf. (-se, -ta) a-pe-o?
Chadwick & Ventris 1973: nominative singular feminine of o-pe-ro2


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: 3rd person plural present indicative "thus they owe" of o-pe-ro2


cf. (-se, -ta) a-pe-o?
Chadwick & Ventris 1973: accusative singular masculine of o-pe-ro2


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: nominative plural masculine of o-pe-ro2


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: 3rd person plural aorist indicative "thus they owed" of o-pe-ro2

Confirmation of o-pe-ro's quantitative inequality

o-pe-ro <ideogram> is always less than or equal to <ideogram>. Interestingly, the only contrary evidence appears on PY Ad 679 and the o-pe-ro VIR quantity which is greater than the VIR quantity was erased by the scribe.

Tablet Ideogram Qty o-pe-ro Ideogram o-pe-ro Qty Equality
PY Ma 193 ri-jo *146 17 pe-ru-si-nu o-pe-ro *146 2 <
ri-jo O M 4 pe-ru-si-nu o-pe-ro O M 4 =
ri-jo ME 362 pe-ru-si-nu o-pe-ro ME 362 =
PY Ma 330 e-sa-re-wi-ja *152 18 pe-ru-si-nu-wo o-pe-ro *152 6 <
KN Ga 1530 to-sa AROM 58 (to)-sa-de / o-pe-ro AROM 31 <
KN So 4446+ ]ri-ka , o-da-ke-we-ta ROTA ZE (62) o-pe-ro ROTA ZE 16 <
PY Ac 1275 pe-ti-ni-jo VIR (6)9 o-pe-ro VIR 1 <
PY Ac 1277 a-ke-re-wa VIR 10 o-pe-ro VIR 6 <
PY Ac 1280 me-ta-pa VIR 22 o-pe-ro VIR 7 <
PY Ad 357 ne-we-wi-ja-o ko-wo VIR 6 o-pe-ro VIR 3 <
PY Fn 324 ] HORD (T) 1 V 2 o-pe-ro , HORD T 1 V 2 =


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

Ruipérez, Martín S., 1985 Tractata Mycenaea "Subjunctive Forms in Mycenaean Texts" kar WNXIII.95

3 Responses to o-pe-ro

  1. Gretchen E. Leonhardt says:

    If o-pe-ro is a Greek word, I believe that, in the context of wool production, profit is the best definition. However, I would like to propose an alternate definition: the Latin opero, which means work and which is equally plausible in this context.

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