Olive oil and olive trees in Mycenaean Linear B — Part B: Cretan olive trees:
Here we have 3 more tablets from Knossos which specifically mention Cretan olive trees in Mycenaean Linear B. It would be nice if the word for “Cretan” in Minoan Linear A were similar to Keresiya (feminine here because it must agree with the feminine word erawa = “olive tree”. But Googling the Internet I have come up with nothing so far. This will make it very difficult to extrapolate the “correct” word for “Cretan” from the Linear A tablets on olive oil production, even though Kerasiya occurs as often as apudosi = “delivery” on the Linear B tablets.
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