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ep·o·nym

 (ĕp′ə-nĭm′)
n.
1. A word or name derived from a proper noun. The words atlas, bowdlerize, denim, and Turing machine are eponyms.
2. One whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something: Alexander Garden is the eponym of the gardenia.

[French éponyme, from Greek epōnumos, named after : epi-, epi- + onoma, onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′o·nym′ic adj.

eponym

(ˈɛpəˌnɪm)
n
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".
[C19: from Greek epōnumos giving a significant name]
ˌepoˈnymic adj

ep•o•nym

(ˈɛp ə nɪm)

n.
1. a person, real or imaginary, from whom something takes or is said to take its name.
2. a word based on or derived from a person's name.
[1840–50]
ep`o•nym′ic, adj.

eponym

1. the name of a real or legendary person that has been applied to a thing, institution, etc, as atlas.
2. the name of a person that is used to describe a time or period, as the Augustan Age. — eponymic, eponymous, adj.
See also: Names

eponym

A person’s name from which the name of a place or thing is derived.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eponym - the person for whom something is named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
2.eponym - the name derived from a person (real or imaginary); "Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
Translations
eponymum
eponyymi
eponimo
名祖
eponiem
epônimo
eponym

eponym

n (Ling) → Eponym nt

ep·o·nym

n. epónimo, uso del nombre propio de una persona para nombrar instrumentos médicos, anomalías o síndromes.
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