--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> I agree that formal difficulties militate against connecting
*wlkWos with Vulca:nus; and I'm not aware of any totemic association
between smiths and wolves either. *welk- as a semantically
vague "fire" or "lightning" term is marginally attested and more
plausible as the basis for the Latin and Ossetic theonyms (Ossetic,
by the way, has lost the Indo-Iranian "wolf" word *vrka-).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: João S. Lopes Filho
> To: cybalist@...
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 3:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Latin Volcanus and Ossetic Værgon
> What I know is that Vulcanus and Vaergon < *welk- "to shine, to
> Sanskrit Varcas "shine, fulgor" and ulka "metteor".
> Vulcanus < *vulca:
> Although Latin for wolf is lupus (<*lukwos < metathesis < *wlkwos),
> non-metathesis form would be *vulcus,volcus. With a -nos ending, it
> *wlkwonos > vulcinus . If there's some link to wolf, *vulca: would
> "she-wolf". So, Vulcanus would be the "Lord of the She-wolf".
> I don't know any relation between Vulcanus and the wolf.