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eponym


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eponym  \Ep"o*nym\,  Eponyme  \Ep"o*nyme\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]ponyme. 
  See  {Eponymous}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  name  as  of  a  people,  country,  and  the  like  derived 
  from  that  of  an  individual. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eponym 
  n  1:  the  name  of  a  person  for  whom  something  is  supposedly  named 
  Constantine  I  is  the  eponym  for  Constantinople 
  2:  a  name  derived  from  the  name  of  person  (real  or  imaginary) 
  as  the  name  of  Alexandria  is  derived  from  the  name  of  its 
  founder:  Alexander  the  Great 




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