Cypro-Minoan Syllabary
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Cypro-Minoan is the modern name given to four different but related Cypriot syllabic scripts used in the second millennium BCE. The Cypro-Minoan syllabaries have ca 14 syllabograms in common with the Cypriot ‘Greek’ (or ‘classic’) syllabaries which have been deciphered. This allows some phonetic readings. However, no bilingual document has been found till now and none of the tentative decipherments proposed so far has gained scholarly approval.

Cypro-Minoan is the modern name given to several different but relat…

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Yves Duhoux, “Cypro-Minoan Syllabary”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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