The various theories with regard to the origin of the name are all somewhat unconvincing; it is conceivable that, with the other homonymous Greek towns, such as Athenae Diades in Euboea, A01 vac may be connected etymologically with iivOos, a flower (cf.
Academia di Torino, xxxii., that "Vac. Mantuanus," the author of the Contraria, must have been "Vacella," who, in 1189, was a judge at Mantua.
The " triple knowledge " was sometimes derived from the " Lord of Creatures " Prajapati - one of the unifying forms of Brahmanical theology - through Vac or " speech."
Here again, as in the case of Aristaeus and Carneius, the question arises 3 Hence some have derived "Apollo" from aroXXi,vac, "to destroy."