American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From LatinVulcānus, of Etruscan origin, but unknown meaning. Cognate with Persianگلخن (golxan, “stove (of a public bath), furnace").
From Vulcan (etymology 1), from the Star Trek TV series of the 1960s.
Vulcan Sentence Examples
I sacrificed it to Vulcan, for it was past serving the god Terminus.
Hercules is supposed to have visited Italy on his return from Erythia, when he slew Cacus, son of Vulcan, the giant of the Aventine mount of Rome, who had stolen his oxen.
Vulcan was the most important - perhaps in early times the only - deity worshipped at Ostia, and the priesthood of Vulcan was held sometimes by Roman senators.
To the south-west of the Forum are the remains of three small temples, one dedicated to Venus, and a well-preserved Mithraeum, with mosaics representing the seven planets, &c. To the south-west again is the conspicuous brick cella of a lofty temple, on arched substructures, generally supposed to be that of Vulcan, with a threshold block of africano (Euboean) marble over 15 ft.