λινείαι -> flax workers, linen workers

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λινείαι -> flax workers
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Wonderful resources; thanks!  So theoretically the Greek equivalent of Mycenaean ri-ne-ja (ca. 14th cent. BCE) is λινειαι, not extant in historical Greek but analyzed as a feminine nominative plural referring hypothetically to females who work with linen.  I wonder why they suppose the final syllable -αι is long, contrary to normal Greek, giving the penult an acute accent instead of a circumflex? 
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