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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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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.
    Alzheimer's disease, boycott, Columbia, stentorian, sandwich and Victorian are examples of eponyms.

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eponym c

  1. eponym

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