Eponymic



[ep-uh-nim] /ˈɛp ə nɪm/

noun
1.
a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name:
Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is the eponym of the Britons.
2.
a word based on or derived from a person’s name.
3.
any ancient official whose name was used to designate his year of office.
/ˈɛpəˌnɪm/
noun
1.
a name, esp a place name, derived from the name of a real or mythical person, as for example Constantinople from Constantine I
2.
the name of the person from which such a name is derived: in the Middle Ages, “Brutus” was thought to be the eponym of “Britain”
n.

one whose name becomes that of a place, a people, an era, an institution, etc., 1846, from Greek eponymos “given as a name, giving one’s name to something,” from epi “upon” (see epi-) + onyma, Aeolic dialectal variant of onoma “name” (see name (n.)).

eponym ep·o·nym (ěp’ə-nĭm’)
n.
A name of a drug, structure, or disease based on or derived from the name of a person.
ep’o·nym’ic adj.

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