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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Eponymy  \E*pon"y*my\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  surname  given  after  some 
  person  or  thing.] 
  The  derivation  of  the  name  of  a  race,  tribe,  etc.,  from  that 
  of  a  fabulous  hero,  progenitor,  etc