Definition of Eponymy

1. Noun. The derivation of a general name from that of a famous person.

Generic synonyms: Derivation



Definition of Eponymy

1. n. The derivation of the name of a race, tribe, etc., from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.

Definition of Eponymy

1. Noun. (semantics) The semantic relation of eponyms; the quality of being eponymous. ¹

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Definition of Eponymy

1. the derivation of an eponymic name [n -MIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eponymy

epoetins
epogen
epomania
eponychia
eponychium
eponym
eponymic
eponymically
eponymies
eponymist
eponymists
eponymize
eponymous
eponymously
eponyms
eponymy (current term)
epopea
epopeas
epopee
epopees
epopoeia
epopoeias
epoprostenol
epopt
epopteia
epopteias
epopts

Literary usage of Eponymy

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1. A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the British Museum, Bloomsbury by British Museum (1888)
"A terracotta tablet in the shape of an olive referring to the sale of two omers of corn. Dated in the eponymy of Assur-dain, King of Assyria, 771 BC 29. ..."

2. The Baptist Quarterly by Baptist Historical Society (1876)
"8th day, eponym Bel-daan, in his second eponymy. ... In the eponymy called after my own name," " " 883. In treating of the Assyrian canon we must ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1905)
"In the following eponymy, in Aaru, he was still in his " accession year. ... the next eponymy was only an "accession year" in Babylon, and the following ..."

4. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1870)
"20 Some tablets in this eponymy are dated in the fourteenth year of Sargon as ... 24 One tablet in this eponymy is dated in the sixth year of Sennacherib. ..."

5. Proceedings by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England), Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England). (1905)
"Hence Samas-sum-ukin was not king in the eponymy in which Esarhaddon died. In the following eponymy, in Aaru, he was still in his " accession year. ..."

6. History of Sennacherib: Tr. from the Cuneiform Inscriptions by George Smith, Archibald Henry Sayce (1878)
"Canon VI gives the date in this eponymy of the accession of Sennacherib, printed CI, Vol. 2, p. 69 :— <T- T- T CD -II Lim - mi ..."

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