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  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.