Eponym

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | News

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"

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Eponym'?

Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Eponym'


  • Eponym: hop artist, see Celph Titled. Not to be confused with namesake. An eponym can be either an item which provides a name-source for a particular place
  • Eponym dating system: Eponym dating system was a calendar system for Assyria, for a period of over one thousand years. Every year was associated with the name, an eponym,
  • Lists of places by eponym: These are lists of places by eponym, i.e. lists grouping places named after the same person (eponym). Abu Bakar of Johor Benjamin Franklin C. N. Annadurai
  • 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." "Eponymous" may also
  • Medical eponyms: Medical eponyms are terms used in medicine which are named after people (and occasionally places or things). New discoveries are often attached to the

Eponym Sample Sentences in News



Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Eponym'


Search for more meaning of 'Eponym' on the web