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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epōnumos) from ἐπί (epi), upon) + ὄνυμα (onuma), Aeolic variant of ὄνομα (onoma), name). See -onym.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
eponym

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  1. The name of a real or fictitious person that 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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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for eponym Singular Plural
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Genitive

eponym c.

  1. eponym

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