By the name Edeko (with various spellings:Edicon, Ediko, Edica, Ethico) are considered three contemporaneous historical figures,[1] whom many scholars identified as one:


Otto Maenchen-Helfen considered the Hunnic name Έδέκων (Edekon) 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. ^ a b c d e Maenchen-Helfen 1973, p. 388.
  2. ^ a b 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.