Toponym: ra-ja


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: toponym


Appears as "do-ti-ja / ra-ja , pu-na-so-qe , ra-su-to-qe a-to-mo" on KN C 979+.
Appears as "ra-ja pe-ri-qo-te-jo" on KN Dv 1388. (see also ra-to, te-pa-ra, ti-ri-to)

Parallel Sign Groups

KN Dn: pu-na-sotoponym

Associated Commodities

OVIS: KN Db, KN Dc, KN Dd, KN De, KN Dl, KN Dn, KN Dv

Associated Anthroponyms

a-ke-ue-ko-so: KN De
a-ko-ro (sa-qa-re-jo): KN Dl
du-nie-ko-so: KN Dd
e-u-me-ta (pe-ri-qo-te-jo)hapax: KN Dv
pa-ja-sohapax: KN Dc, KN Dv
se-do (u-ta-jo)hapax: KN De
si-ra-ko: KN Db


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

kar WNXIV.169 OVIS inventory

One Response to ra-ja

  1. “Of the total number [of Knossos place-name occurrences], approximately 84.9% are place-names (880 occurrences) and 15.1% are ethnics (157 occurrences). It is observed that there is a tendency for this percentage pattern to be repeated in individual examples but in two cases of interest ethnics predominate, i.e. at Amnisos and Knossos. By contrast, ku-ta-to, the place-name with the largest total number of occurrences, has only seven ethnics, the remaining 72 place-name occurrences providing 91% of its total. This can be explained by the predominance of ku-ta-to in the sheep tablets which contain very few ethnics, although they do include a-]mi-ni-si-ja (Dn 1319) and ko-no-si-ja (Dn 5508 [?], Dv 1487). Some places are not attested in ethnic form. Three such places of importance, occuring more than 10 times, are tu-ni-ja, se-to-i-ja and ra-ja.” – Jennifer K. McArthur, Place-Names in the Knossos Tablets Identification and Location

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