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From Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epṓnumos), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), Aeolic variant of ὄνομα (ónoma, name). See -onym.

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Alzheimer's disease
boycott
Columbia
sandwich
Victorian

eponym (plural eponyms)

  1. 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. A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.
    Rome is an eponym of Romulus.
    • 2004, Bill Sherk, 500 Years of New Words ISBN 1459718224:
      [Mesmer] lives on today as the root of the eponym mesmerize.
    • 2015, Robert B. Taylor, What Every Medical Writer Needs to Know ISBN 3319202642:
      For their dubious contribution to literature, Doctor Bowdler and Henrietta were recognized with the eponym bowdlerize[.]

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eponym c

  1. eponym

DeclensionEdit

Declension of eponym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative eponym eponymen eponymer eponymerna
Genitive eponyms eponymens eponymers eponymernas