From: Abdullah Konushevci
> On 2007-06-07 22:37, Rick McCallister wrote:
> > Any possible link to Latin populus? i.e. if it is a
> > reduplication < *pol-, *pul- or even *pOlp-?
> I don't think so. Lat. populus (arch. poplus) looks like a Sabellic
> (cf. Umbr. poplos), so it may well be PIE *kWekWlos, which wouldexplain
> the /o/ (Sabellic *kWe- > *kWo- > po-). The meaning would have evolved-->
> from 'wheel, circle' to 'something that surrounds, a ring of people'
> 'assembly, multitude', as in Greek, where <kuklos> may mean such things.************