Re: [tied] Linear A as an early form of Indo-European

From: Julianus
Message: 17992
Date: 2003-01-23

"Alwin K." wrote:
> Of Athena she says "her name
> transparently means sun (atano- cf Luwian
> astanus)" while I have never come across a Luwian word
> astanus for 'sun' (the only word meaning 'sun'is
> tiwat-, ultimately from PIE *diu-).

hmm... the nearest thing that occurs to my (admittedly non-linguist)
mind is from Egyptian: Aten, the sun-disc so beloved of Pharaoh Ankhenaten.

-- Julianus

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