Linear B: Donkey

Linear B was used for writing Mycenaean Greek, the earliest attested form of Greek and therefore a primitive form of classical Greek. It was rediscovered mainly in the palace archives at Knossos, Cydonia, Pylos, Thebes and Mycenae. Linear B disappeared with the fall of Mycenaean civilization during the Late Bronze Age collapse, possibly as a result of the eruption of Santorini in 1628 BC, although that currently doesn't fit in the accepted history as the oldest Mycenaean writing dates to about 1450 BC.

Today it is for the most part deciphered and on Twitter e-pe-me-ri‏ gives us his word of the day. One of his tweets was: o-no = (Classical Greek) ὄνοι (donkeys), which is plural. of ὄνος, donkey.
However, if you turn the second glyph upside down then you have a four-legged animal carrying a load. Could that possibly be its origin?
One can easily see that the glyph has its origins in the cuneiform of the Sumerians from around 3,000 BC..
[Evolution of the word 'donkey']

The glyphs are remarkably similar to the ancient Chinese character for donkey.

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