giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.

1840–50; < Greek epṓnymos giving name. See ep-, -onym, -ous

eponymously, adverb
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eponymous (ɪˈpɒnɪməs)
1.  (of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc, is named: the eponymous heroine in the film of Jane Eyre
2.  (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: the Stooges' eponymous debut album

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Word Origin & History

1846, from Gk. eponymos "given as a name, giving one's name to something," from epi- "upon" + onyma, Aeolic dial. variant of onoma "name" (see name).
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Example sentences
Unfortunately, the intermediating minister baptizes the infant with the
  eponymous name, ensuring Tristram's unhappy destiny.
The book deals with the murder of its eponymous heroine.
His eponymous 2005 debut album drew critical praise and sold nearly half a
  million copies.
Its eponymous founder and chief executive denied any intention to acquire
  either of its competitors.
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