[uh-pon-uh-muh s] /əˈpɒn ə məs/

giving one’s name to a tribe, place, etc.:
Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.
(of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc, is named: the eponymous heroine in the film of Jane Eyre
(of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: the Stooges’ eponymous debut album

1846; see eponym + -ous.


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