- A powerful Hunnic lieutenant and ambassador of Attila to the court in Constantinople in 449.
- A chieftain of the Scirii, who was defeated at the Battle of Bolia by the Ostrogoths at the river Bolia in Pannonia sometime in the late 460s.
- Idikon or Edico, the father of Odoacer, who became a magister militum in the Roman Army and the first King of Italy (476–493).
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). The reconstructed form is *edäkün (< *edär-kün; "follower, retainer").
- Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. (1973). The World of the Huns: Studies in Their History and Culture. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520015968.
- Pritsak, Omeljan (1982). The Hunnic Language of the Attila Clan (PDF). IV. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. ISSN 0363-5570.