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R: Re: Pagan - etymology?

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, July 13, 2000, 16:44
L. H. Mathiesen wrote:

> Very interesting words... > > Could pagus be a thematic variant of pax? Also cf. Greek pagos as in > Areopagos. (Construing paganus as a person from a peaceful area should > make everyone happy).
But pax is pax - pa*c*is.
> And I wonder about populus vs G folk. I really should get around to > buying a proper IE etymological book.
I always tought about vulgus vs. folk, instead. Luca