eponymy

eponymy

[uh-pon-uh-mee]
noun
the derivation of names from eponyms.

Origin:
1860–65; < Greek epōnymía surname, derived name. See eponymous, -y3

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eponymy (ɪˈpɒnɪmɪ)
 
n
the derivation of names of places, etc, from those of persons

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