Definitions

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  • proper n. An ancient Minoan city in southern Crete.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Φαιστός.

Examples

  • The interesting thing about that is if pa-i-to is the city "Phaistos" HT 97a.3, 120.6 as we find it spelled in Linear B, it doesn't seem likely that this Minoan city was given a foreign Greek name Phaistos.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • Also, on the topic of PA-I-TO and its identification in both Linear A and Linear B as 'Phaistos', I'd like to suggest an alternative explanation that avoids inconsistency with the above observations.

    Linear A treatment of consonant clusters

  • Note HT 97 KA-NU-TI, written in Linear A script and which immediately precedes PA-I-TO = 'Phaistos'?

    Mediterranean wanderwort fiesta

  • What is left of their power bases can be seen at Gournia and Phaistos, stunningly beautiful sites.

    Insiders' guide to Greece

  • "As for the Phaistos disc, I do not think it is a forgery: and just because of one thing."

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • And if it is not a forgery, then it shows that the signs of the Phaistos disc fall well within the 'normal' variations expected for the Minoan writing systems, especially Linear A.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • For example, the 'plumed head' (=I) is seen in positions that are apparently word-initial; the 'cat head' (=MA) sign is fully drwan out, but in the frontal direction more usual in Linear A; and finally the 'Column' signs (=NA) have a dotted shaft, more similar to Linear A, but their headpieces otherwise look like the Phaistos disc 'Column' signs (and - in this regard - they are dissimilar to the Heroglyphic 'Column' signs).

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • Though not entirely identical to those of the Phaistos disc, they are somewhere in-between the Disc and Linear A.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • But the characters of the Phaistos disc are not unique: there exists a single other document with similar signs: the famous Arkalochori axe.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • As for the Phaistos disc, I do not think it is a forgery: and just because of one thing.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

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