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eponymous

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EtymologyEdit

eponym +‎ -ous

eponym itself is from Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epṓnumos) (ἐπί (epí, upon) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), see -onym).

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eponymous (comparative more eponymous, superlative most eponymous)

  1. 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.

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