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Eponym Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    eponym n
  1. the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"
  2. a name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great
Eponym Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Eponym \Ep"o*nym\, Eponyme \Ep"o*nyme\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]ponyme. See Eponymous.]
  1. The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes.
  2. A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.

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  • Eponym: An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, after which a particular place , tribe , era , discovery, or other item is ...
  • List of eponymous diseases: Being awarded an eponym is regarded as an honour: "eponymity, not anonymity, is the standard" (Merton R K, 1973). It is regarded as bad ...
  • List of eponyms: An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) from whom something is said to take its name. The word is back-formed from "eponymous", from ...
  • Medical eponyms: Medical eponyms are terms used in medicine which are named after people (and occasionally places or things). New discoveries are often ...
  • Eponym list: Eponym lists were the calendar system for Assyria for a period of over a thousand years. an eponym , of the Limmu , an appointed royal ...
  • Royal eponyms in Canada: See also : Viceregal eponyms in Canada References : Category:Monarchy in Canada. http://www. canadianencyclopedia. ca/index. cfm? PgNm TCE&Params ...
  • Eponym (disambiguation): An eponym is a name that originates from that of some person (real or fictional). Additionally, in English the term "eponymous" is often ...
  • Sisak (eponym): .can only be another eponym, and a late one at that. Sisak is said to have been the ancestor of the princes of Siwnik', a province on the ...

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