What does the word vulcan mean?

Usage examples for vulcan

  1. Poplicola, admiring his courage, proposed at once that the Romans should every one make him a present of a day's provisions, and afterwards gave him as much land as he could plow round in one day, and besides erected a brazen statue to his honor in the temple of Vulcan, as a requital for the lameness caused by his wound. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. At the sight of his favourite and mysterious labours, he paused; he seemed disturbed in his mind, while he felt at every moment his strength decaying; suddenly he raised his feeble hands by an effort of firm resolve, burnt his papers, and smiled as the greedy Vulcan licked up every page. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. It was worshipped as a Deity, and esteemed the same as Osiris; by others the same as Vulcan. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant