Another Linear A word bites the dust. Dawe?da = 2 handled cup or kylix
It did not take me long to find yet another Minoan Linear A for a specific type of vessel, the meaning of which was quite easy to break through. This is the term dawe?da (of which the second syllable may not be we at all) since that syllabogram is missing from the W series in Linear A. The ideogram is clearly that of a 2 handled cup, and one of the photos I found of a 2 handle cup was that of a Minoan kylix. So that accounts for my translation. There are of course other types of 2 handled cups, such as kraters, but it strikes me that the latter type came later and are more likely to be Mycenaean, since kraters are commonly understood as being Greek.
I do not know the numerical designation for this tablet or its provenance; so if anyone can come up with it and inform me, I would be most grateful.
You must be logged in to post a comment.