Linear B

\ -ˈbē How to pronounce Linear B (audio) \

Definition of Linear B

: 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

First Known Use of Linear B

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Linear B.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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