Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Derivation of a name of a city, country, era, institution, or other place or thing from that of a person.

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  • n. The semantic relation of eponyms; the quality of being eponymous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office, dignity, or prerogatives of an eponymos.
  • n. The period or year of office of an eponymos: used, as at Athens, as a unit of reckoning and reference for dates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person

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Examples

  • Next week: It's the eponymy, stupid, or Men of re-noun.

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  • Koch ' s Disease, for instance, was an instance of simple eponymy.

    To Put It Another Way

  • It is dated the first of Nisan (March) in the eponymy of Shamash dananni, probably 644.

    Assyrian Historiography

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    Rational Review

  • But eponymy doesn't necessarily involve the conscious act of naming.

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