Vul·​can ˈvəl-kən How to pronounce Vulcan (audio)
: the Roman god of fire and metalworking compare hephaestus

Word History


Latin Volcanus, Vulcanus

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vulcan was before the 12th century

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“Vulcan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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