From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: João S. Lopes FilhoSent: Friday, July 06, 2001 3:17 PMSubject: Re: [tied] Re: Latin Volcanus and Ossetic VærgonWhat I know is that Vulcanus and Vaergon < *welk- "to shine, to burn", cf.
Sanskrit Varcas "shine, fulgor" and ulka "metteor".
Vulcanus < *vulca:
Although Latin for wolf is lupus (<*lukwos < metathesis < *wlkwos), the
non-metathesis form would be *vulcus,volcus. With a -nos ending, it would be
*wlkwonos > vulcinus . If there's some link to wolf, *vulca: would mean
"she-wolf". So, Vulcanus would be the "Lord of the She-wolf".
I don't know any relation between Vulcanus and the wolf.