From: Abdullah Konushevci
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@> wrote:
> > 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 would
> > the /o/ (Sabellic *kWe- > *kWo- > po-). The meaning would have
> > from 'wheel, circle' to 'something that surrounds, a ring of people'things.
> > 'assembly, multitude', as in Greek, where <kuklos> may mean such
> >The most telling Etruscan feature is the word populus, which appears
> > Piotr
> But, dominant view is that Latin populus is of Etruscan origin. (AHD,
> 4th edition.)