Eponym

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Eponym Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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
  • the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the person for whom something is named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople" ,
  • the name derived from a person (real or imaginary); "Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Eponym'


  • Eponym: For example, Léon Theremin is the eponym (name-source) of the theremin , an electronic musical instrument; or, the medical term ...
  • Eponym dating system: The Eponym dating system was a calendar system for Assyria , for a period of over one thousand years. an eponym , of the Limmu , the ...
  • List of eponymously named diseases: Eponyms and trends: The current trend is away from the use of eponymous disease names, towards a medical name that describes either the cause ...
  • List of eponyms (A–K): 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 ...
  • Royal eponyms in Canada: See also : Viceregal eponyms in Canada References: 30em. Category:Monarchy in Canada Category:Lists of eponyms. http://www. canadianencyclopedia. ...
  • Eponym (disambiguation): An eponym is a name that originates from that of some person (real or fictional). " "Eponymous" is often used to mean "self-titled." ...

Eponym Sample Sentences in News


  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR FOR SEPT. 16, 2014
    I was a little disappointed in the article “Marine’s mascot becomes full-fledged Devil Dog,” (Sept 12). While the part about the dog was cute, it hardly touched on the eponym of the mascot, the real Smedley Butler. Read more on this news related to 'Eponym'
  • The other Smedley Butler; End blackout rule
    I was a little disappointed in the article “Marine’s mascot becomes full-fledged Devil Dog,” (Sept 12). While the part about the dog was cute, it hardly touched on the eponym of the mascot, the real Smedley Butler. Read more on this news related to 'Eponym'

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