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eponymn. [Cf. F. éponyme. See Eponymous.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.  [1913 Webster]


eponym, n.
1 a person (real or imaginary) after whom a discovery, invention, place, institution, etc., is named or thought to be named.
2 the name given.

eponymous adj.
Gk eponumos (as EPI-, - onumos f. onoma name)




N nomenclature, naming, nuncupation, nomination, baptism, orismology, onomatopoeia, antonomasia, name, appelation, appelative, designation, title, heading, rubric, caption, denomination, by-name, epithet, style, proper name, praenomen, agnomen, cognomen, patronymic, surname, cognomination, eponym, compellation, description, antonym, empty title, empty name, handle to one's name, namesake, term, expression, noun, byword, convertible terms, technical term, cant, named, hight, ycleped, known as, what one may well, call fairly, call properly, call fitly, nuncupatory, nuncupative, cognominal, titular, nominal, orismological, beggar'd all description.

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