from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A syllabic script used in Mycenaean Greek documents chiefly from Crete and Pylos, mostly from the 14th to the 12th century BC.
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- proper noun a
syllabaryused to write Mycenaean Greekin the second millennium BC, before the invention of the Greek alphabet
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- noun a syllabic script used in Greece in the 13th century B.C.
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Like Opera predecessors - including Futhark, Linear A, and Linear B - the engine shares its name with a much older breed of script.