Toponym: tu-ni-ja
Allative: tu-ni-ja-de


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: toponym

Chadwick 1973: toponym, Ἐλτυνία

Ruijgh 1967: toponym in -ία, cf. Thracian tribe Θῦνοί for which toponym Θῦνία was named



McArthur 1993: toponym, allative


Appears as "tu-ni-ja 'tu'" on KN Ap 629.

Parallel Sign Groups

KN Ap: do-ti-jatoponym, ri-jo-notoponym

Associated Commodities

ne 'di': KN Ap
OVIS: KN D, KN Da, KN Db, KN Dd, KN Df, KN Dv

Associated Anthroponyms

a-di-je-wo: KN D
a-wa-soqa-mo: KN Db
e-ke-me-de: KN Dd
ki-ri-ne-tohapax: KN Dv
ra-o-nohapax: KN Dv
ri-ma-zo (u-ta-jo)hapax: KN Da
*34-zo (pe-ri-qo-te-jo)hapax: KN Da


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

Chadwick, John, 1973 Proceedings of the Third International Cretological Colloquium Congress (CC3), Rethymnon, 18-23 September 1971, vol. 1 "Relations between Knossos and the rest of Crete at the time of the Linear B tablets"

McArthur, Jennifer K., 1993 Suplementos a MINOS núm. 9 “Place-Names in the Knossos Tablets Identification and Location”

Ruijgh, C.J., 1967 Études sur la grammaire et le vocabulaire du grec mycénien

One Response to tu-ni-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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