See also: vulkan and vulkán

German edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Latin Vulcanus (god of fire). Attested as a mythological term in German since the 11th c. The modern sense since the 16th c. from an internationalism, whose precise development is uncertain; the earliest attestations of appellative use are found in Arabic بُرْكان(burkān, 13th c.), Old Spanish vulcan (13th c.), and Middle French vulcan (14th c.).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /vʊlˈkaːn/
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  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun edit

Vulkan m (strong, genitive Vulkans, plural Vulkane)

  1. (planetology, geology, volcanology) volcano

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Estonian: vulkaan
  • Hungarian: vulkán

Proper noun edit

Vulkan m (proper noun, strong, genitive Vulkans)

  1. (Roman mythology) Dated form of Vulcanus (Vulcan).

Further reading edit