By the name Edeko are considered three contemporaneous historical figures,[1] whom some scholars identified as one:


The Hunnic name Έδέκων (Edekon) Otto Maenchen-Helfen considered to be of Germanic or Germanized origin, but did not mention any derivation.[1]

Omeljan Pritsak derived it from Old Turkic verbal root *edär- (to pursue, to follow), and deverbal noun suffix κων (kun < r-k < r-g < *gun).[2] The reconstructed form is *edäkün (< *edär-kün; "follower, retainer").[4]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Maenchen-Helfen 1973, p. 388.
  2. 1 2 Pritsak 1982, p. 456.
  3. Priscus, fragments 7 and 8, translated by C.D. Gordon, The Age of Attila: Fifth Century Byzantium and the Barbarians. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. 1966. pp. 70–93.
  4. Pritsak 1982, p. 457.
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