Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 01:36
eponym + -ous
eponym itself is from Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epōnumos) (ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + ὄνυμα (onuma), see -onym).
eponymous (comparative more eponymous, superlative most eponymous)
- Of, relating to, or being the person or entity after which something or someone is named.
- Robinson Crusoe is the eponymous hero of the book.
- Prince Hamlet is the eponymous protagonist of the Shakespearian tragedy Hamlet.
- The language Limburgish is named after the eponymous provinces in Belgium and Holland.
relating to the person after which something is named