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See also: name-sake
namesake (plural namesakes)
- (originally) One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
- Synonym: eponym
- 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecy010, page 493:
- It is the only citation from 1902, and was clearly added to the manuscript at a late stage, being only one of two examples of the dictionary’s namesake actually discovered by Crooke.
- (by extension) A ship or a building that is named after someone or something.
- A person with the same name as another.
person, place or thing named after another person, place or thing
person with the same name as another
- (transitive) To name (somebody) after somebody else.