eponymic

eponym

[ep-uh-nim]
noun
1.
a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name: Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is the eponym of the Britons.
2.
a word based on or derived from a person's name.
3.
any ancient official whose name was used to designate his year of office.

Origin:
1840–50; back formation from eponymous

eponymic, adjective
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eponym (ˈɛpəˌnɪm)
 
n
1.  a name, esp a place name, derived from the name of a real or mythical person, as for example Constantinople from Constantine I
2.  the name of the person from which such a name is derived: in the Middle Ages, "Brutus" was thought to be the eponym of "Britain"
 
[C19: from Greek epōnumos giving a significant name]
 
epo'nymic
 
adj

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eponym
1846, from Gk. eponymos given as a name, from epi upon + onoma (see name). One whose name becomes that of a place, a people, an era, an institution, etc.
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eponym ep·o·nym (ěp'ə-nĭm')
n.
A name of a drug, structure, or disease based on or derived from the name of a person.


ep'o·nym'ic adj.
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