As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ekkill Old Norse word can mean:
- m. a widower, akin to the preceding; freq. in mod. use; that no reference from an old writer is on record seems to be a mere accident.
- II. poët. name of a sea-king, Edda (Gl.): botan., Ekkilsjurt, Achillaea l., Bb. 3. 75.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚴᚴᛁᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)