Decisive proof that the word Minoan Linear A supaira is a small(er) vessel type:
Decisive proof that the word Minoan Linear A *supaira* is a small(er) vessel type, approximately equivalent to the Mycenaean Linear B word dipa = “cup with handles” arises from another highly significant Minoan Linear A tablet, and that one is the tablet from the Ay. Nickolaus Museum, Greece. There are 300 of these cups on Linear A tablet Haghia Triada 31, so we know they are small. What is so amazing about the Ay. Nickolaus Museum Linear A tablet is that it *confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mycenaean Linear B inherited its supersyllabograms from Minoan Linear A*! There are no fewer than **6** supersyllabograms for vessel types on this highly significant tablet. The very first one is that for *supaira* = “cup”. What is even more astonishing is the fact that this supersyllabogram, **SU**, is *incharged* inside the *ideogram* for this vessel type, once again confirming that Mycenaean Linear B inherited not only its supersyllabograms, but even its *ideograms*, from Minoan Linear A. Now we now for certain that the word *supaira* on HT 31 (Haghia Triada) is a vessel type, because it appears as an incharged SSYL on the Ay. Nickolaus Museum Linear A tablet. But that is not all. We also know that it is a cup with a *handle*, because the Ay. Nickolaus tablet shows it as such. So *supaira* definitely means “a small cup with a handle”, very much like the famous Mycenaean Nestor’s cup at the National Museum of Athens, even though the latter has two handles.
This makes for the second extremely precise definition of a Minoan Linear A word for a vessel type, the other being *puko* = Mycenaean Linear B *tiripode* = “tripod”.
The practice of incharging attributive supersyllabograms inside their ideograms is a Minoan Linear A invention as well. So the Mycenaeans did **not **invent supersyllabograms, nor did they innovate the creation of incharged attributive supersyllabograms inside their own ideograms. The Minoans did all that! To confirm beyond a doubt that the Mycenaean Linear B practice of incharging attributive supersyllabograms is derived from the Minoan Linear A practice, cf. the Linear B table of incharged supersyllabograms below.

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