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eponymous

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪˈpɒnəməs/

Etymology

From Greek eponymos.

Adjective

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Positive
eponymous

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  1. Of, relating to, or being the person after which something is named
    Robinson Crusoe is the eponymous hero of the book.
    Prince Hamlet is the eponymous protagonist of the Shakespearian tragedy Hamlet.
  2. Named (or thought to have been named) after a person, whether real or fictitious.
    Pasteurization is an eponymous term from the name of its creator Louis Pasteur.
    A Joule and a Watt are eponymous measures of unit.

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