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Subject: Re: ESKILD - derivation and meaning
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 13, 2001 at 3:31:06 AM
Reply to: ESKILD - derivation and meaning by Marie
"Eskild" (other forms are "Eskil" and "Eskel") is a Danish and Swedish form of the name "Askjell". You can check out this Danish website for verification as to the connection among all these names:

http://www.nordreisa.vgs.no/Larere/HI/2NO/Navn/Fornavn1.htm

The names are composed of the elements "es" or "as", meaning "God" and "ketill" ("kild", "kjell", etc.) meaning "sacrificial cauldron".

I rather doubt there exists an exact Hebrew name equivalent somewhere for any name meaning "God's sacrificial cauldron", so you may want to consider simply finding a similar-sounding name in Hebrew, in order to honor your grandfather. May I suggest the following?

Eshel - "tamarisk tree"
Eshkol - "cluster of grapes"

Your grandfather's middle name of "Anton" is much easier to find a Hebrew name translation for: "Hillel" (meaning "praised, famous") or "Segel" (meaning "treasure").

-- Nanaea

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