*pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 17325
Date: 2003-01-02

>Eng. foal < OE fola < PGmc. *ful-o:(n) (a weak stem), but Lat. pullus has
>been analysed in more than one way. The underlying root is widespread *pau-
>(*pah2u-?) extended with various suffixes:

Interesting, so does that mean that *paxwr "fire" literally means "little
one"? A taboo-inspired euphemism perhaps? Afterall, one wouldn't want
the fire to get TOO big and we all know how Loki can be dangerous if he's
upset <;)

- gLeN

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