Queens Mistresses and Ladies.
There are three words in Greek that can be translated as Queen Lady or Mistress.
Ἄνασσα was a archaicism and ποτνια and the related forms δέσποινα and δέσποτις can be appplied to a woman whether she was human or mortal.
The most common word in classical times was βασίλεια which with a shift of accent βασιλεία also meant realm. The Greeks changed this by adding other feminine suffixes to the βασιλε radical.
Linear B texts give us an earlier form of *gwasir or mayb even*wasil?
I rather prefer *gwasir since we now of other words in Classical Greek with an initial B that derived from a change of IE *GW to B.
Other words are βασιληίς βασιλίς βασίλιννα and βασίλισσα.
Do I hear anyone thinking kyria? That only translates as lady and never to my knowledge as Queen?