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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *perkun-, -g-
Meaning: some deity
Old Indian: parjánya- m. `god of rain; rain, rain-cloud'
Slavic: [ *pergɨ̄njī мелкая бесовка < герм.? ]
Baltic: *per̃kū̂n-a-, *per̃kō̂n-a-, *per̃kaũn-a- m.
Germanic: *firgun-ja- m., n., -jō f.
Russ. meaning: божество (громовержец?)
References: WP II 43 f
Comments: Somewhat confused with a similar root for 'mountain, forest'.

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