eponym

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epṓnumos), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), Aeolic variant of ὄνομα (ónoma, name). See -onym.

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eponym (plural eponyms)

  1. The name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item.
    Romulus is the eponym of Rome.
  2. A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.
    Rome is an eponym of Romulus.
    Alzheimer's disease, boycott, Columbia, stentorian, sandwich and Victorian are examples of eponyms.

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Noun[edit]

eponym c

  1. eponym

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