>> Here is a completely over-the-top derivation from an unknown
>> English source: uargus < war-gos < war-gods (!)
> Are you suggesting that these little idols might be figurines brought
> with youg Saxon women captured as slaves?
Mostly I'm just going out on a limb for the fun
of it! The gloss in question is quoted from
Ériu ii 6.I. But that volume is currently
checked out of the library here. I imagine
that the article in Ériu might help clarify
what this "uargus" and the explanation attached
to it are all about.