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Linear A

Definition of the noun linear a

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noun

  1. an undeciphered writing system used in Crete in the 17th century B.C.

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proper noun

  1. a syllabary used to write the as-yet-undeciphered Minoan language, and an apparent predecessor to other scripts, such as Linear B

Explanation

  1. Linear A is one of two scripts used in ancient Crete before Mycenaean Greek Linear B, the second being Cretan hieroglyphs. In Minoan times, before the Mycenaean Greek dominion, Linear A was the official script for the palaces and cults and hieroglyphs were mainly used on seals. These three scripts were discovered and named by Arthur Evans. In 1952, Michael Ventris discovered that Linear B was being used to write the early form of Greek now known as Mycenaean.
    • also known as 线形文字A
  2. Linear A is a Unicode block containing the characters of the ancient, undeciphered Linear A.

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Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1998)

by Philip A. Laplante

linear a circuit or element in which the output ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Ancient World (2000)

by Shona Grimbly

Arthur Evans called this form of writing Linear A. This script used signs to represent the separate syllables of words.

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson

Linear A script was widely used in Crete, at Phylakopi, Ayia Irini, THERA etc; although it has not been deciphered, the signs show some similarities with Linear B and it was probably used for much the same purposes. Linear B, which probably ...

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