Re: Who were the Igylliones?

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 67675
Date: 2011-06-02

At 2:51:09 PM on Thursday, June 2, 2011, george knysh wrote:


> ****GK: Cld [<igylli>] be in the same "family" as Egill et
> sim.?

<Egill> has been derived from Prim.Scand. *aGilaR, probably
from the stem seen in ON <agi> 'awe, terror, uproar'; that
really doesn't seem a very good fit for the initial <i>.
How about ON <ígull>, OE & OGH <i:gil> 'hedgehog'? <g>