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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.
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Adj.1.eponymic - being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
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At one point, the eponymic hero, searching the world for the great beauty Farrokh-Laqa - who may be nothing but a fantasy - feels as if his life has become a constant repetition of exactly the same events and images, echoing the Pythagorean theory of "eternal recurrence," which states that whatever has already happened is going to happen again and again.
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In the Greek literature Aeschylus is the one who uses the eponymic metaphor, especially in the play "The Seven Ones against Thebe", but also in "The Praying Women".
We proposed a new eponymic terminology "Fisher--Bickerstaff syndrome", which is more useful in the understanding of the clinical continuity between FS and BBE.
It was a genre of eponymic protagonists (Robinson Crusoe, Pamela, Tom Jones, Humphrey Clinker, Emma, Jane Eyre, David Copperfield .