What does eponym mean?

Definitions for eponymˈɛp ə nɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eponym(noun)

    the person for whom something is named

    "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

  2. eponym(noun)

    the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)

    "Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"


  1. eponym(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.

    Romulus is the eponym of Rome.

  2. eponym(Noun)

    A word formed from a real or fictive personu2019s name.

  3. Origin: From ἐπώνυμος, from ἐπί + ὄνυμα, Aeolic variant of ὄνομα. See -onym.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eponym(noun)

    alt. of Eponyme


  1. Eponym

    An eponym is a person or thing, whether real or fictional, after which a particular place, tribe, era, discovery, or other item is named or thought to be named. For example, Léon Theremin is the eponym of the theremin; Louis Braille is the eponym of the Braille word system created by him for use by the blind. Eponyms are aspects of etymology. A synonym of "eponym" is namegiver. Someone who is referred to with the adjective eponymous is the eponym of something. An example is: "Léon Theremin, known as the eponymous inventor of the theremin." An etiological myth can be a "reverse eponym" in the sense that a legendary character is invented in order to explain a term, such as the nymph Pirene, who according to myth was turned into Pirene's Fountain.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eponym

    ep′o-nim, n. a mythical personage created to account for the name of a tribe or people: a special title.—adj. Epon′ymous. [Gr. epi, upon, to, onoma, a name.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eponym in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eponym in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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