Linear B
noun Date: 1950 a linear form of writing employing syllabic characters and used at Knossos on Crete and on the Greek mainland from the 15th to the 12th centuries B.C. for documents in Mycenaean Greek

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  • Linear B — Linear B,   kretische Schriften …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Linear B — n. a Minoan syllabic script inscribed on clay tablets discovered at Knossos, Crete, deciphered and found to contain an archaic form of Greek …   English World dictionary

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  • Linear B — noun a syllabic script used in Greece in the 13th century B.C. • Instance Hypernyms: ↑syllabary, ↑syllabic script * * * ˌLinear ˈB 7 [Linear B] noun uncountable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linear B — an ancient system of writing representing a very early form of Greek, deciphered by Michael Ventris chiefly from clay tablets found at Knossos on Crete and at Pylos. Cf. Linear A. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Linear B — noun a syllabary used to write Mycenaean Greek in the second millennium BC, before the invention of the …   Wiktionary

  • Linear B — n. ling. an ancient system of writing used for Mycenaean Greek, deciphered chiefly from clay tablets found at Knossos and Pylos …   From formal English to slang

  • Linear B — /lɪniə ˈbi/ (say lineeuh bee) noun a script found in inscriptions dating from c. 1500 BC to c. 1200 BC in Crete and southern Greece; used to write the Greek dialect of Mycenae …   Australian English dictionary

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