Definition of Eponym

1. Noun. The person for whom something is named. "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

Generic synonyms: Name
Derivative terms: Eponymic, Eponymous



2. Noun. The name derived from a person (real or imaginary). "Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"
Generic synonyms: Name
Derivative terms: Eponymic, Eponymous

Definition of Eponym

1. n. 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.

Definition of Eponym

1. Noun. The name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item. ¹

2. Noun. A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eponym

1. the person for whom something is named [n -S] : EPONYMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Eponym

1. Something named after someone. For example, a condition called Shiel's syndrome might be named after someone named Shiel who discovered it or described and clearly delineated it. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eponym

epochal
epochally
epochas
epoche
epochs
epode
epodes
epodic
epoetin
epoetin alfa
epoetins
epogen
epomania
eponychia
eponychium
eponym (current term)
eponymic
eponymically
eponymies
eponymist
eponymists
eponymize
eponymous
eponymously
eponyms
eponymy
epopea
epopeas

Literary usage of Eponym

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1915)
"The Assyrians early constructed an eponym Canon, in which were set down the names of the chief officers of the state in regular yearly succession. ..."

2. Extra-Biblical Sources for Hebrew and Jewish History by Samuel Alfred Browne Mercer (1913)
"726 In the eponym year of Marduk-bel-usur of the city of Amedi. In the country. ... 720 THE eponym CHRONICLE FOR 720-705 B. c. 719 entered. ..."

3. Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament by Robert William Rogers (1912)
"857 In the eponym year of Asshur-bel-uMn, the com- mander-in-chief . ... 854 In the eponym year of Datn-Asshur, the commander- in-chief , »The chief edition ..."

4. Hellenistic Pottery: The Plain Wares by Susan I. Rotroff (2006)
"... (Rhodian eponym) 363, 370 Agora Sample (AS) number 16, 243, ... eponym) 366 Archaic period, pottery of 57,58,72,82,90 ..."

5. History of Greece by George Grote (1854)
"... Pelops is the eponym or name-giver of the Pe- eponym of , . ... to find an eponym for every conspicuous local name was the invariable turn of Grecian ..."

6. Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related by Susan I. Rotroff (1997)
"... eponym) 442 Anthesteria 213 Antigonos Gonatas, coin of 180 Antikythera Wreck 227 Antilochos (potter) 186 Antioch 236 Aphrodite 68,88, 131. ..."

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