5 words of vessel types in Minoan Linear A: Linear A tablet HT 31 (Haghia Triada) On Linear A tablet HT 31 (Haghia Triada), in addition to the wordpuko= “tripod” in Minoan Linear A, we find 5 more words of vessel types, which we can at least generically translate. The first 3 areqapai, supu&karopai, each of which is counted only 10 times. This figure is significant in itself, given that the next 2 vessels,supaira¶qe, are counted 300 & 3,000 times successively. We can therefore surmise with reasonable certainty thatsupaira¶qeare much smaller vessels than the first 3. Of the first 3, one at least is highly likely to be the equivalent ofdipa mezoe= the large(st) vessel on Pylos Linear B tablet PY TA 641-1952 (Ventris). Which one I cannot say for sure, but my bet is on the second one, given that it ends inpu, which I take to be amacrodesignator, in light of the fact that [1] [3] & [2] end inpai, which I understand to be amicrodesignator ordiminutive. More on this is later posts. Notice that each of the 5 words for vessels is enclosed in a cartouche, which is a carry-over from the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic practice of using cartouches on their columns to designate the names of gods and the Pharoahs. In other words, the cartouche enclosesimportant words. And so it is with this Linear A tablet.Dipa mezoeis the equivalent of the classical Greek word, pithos, which refers to the largest possible vessels, generally for the storage of wine or at Knossos, for olive oil, as illustrated here:

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This interpretation is interesting Richard. I now need a file for Linear A

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