I can find nothing to suggest a tie between the word vili and the meaning you mention. All I find is connected with the meaning of free will, intestines and the veil of a nunn. But the word Vilne was a common name for patches of grass, many grassy areas still have names wich are variations of this. Vin is a well known word for grassy land. The original word may very well have been vilni. It's quite common in language development for the l to fall away in connection with n, also the opposite may happen, the n disappering, so we might be dealing with two versions of an older word, one version wich stayed alive in the language an one we only find residues of in the names of places. I am quite curious about where you have your information about vidars home from?
xeon_ies <xeon@...> wrote:
Vidar lives in Vili, but does anyone know the meaning of Vili? Is it like "silent grasses" or something?