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Meaning of EPONYM

Pronunciation:  'epunim

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great
  2. [n]  the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"
 

EPONYM is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: name

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ep"o*nym\, Eponyme \Ep"o*nyme\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]ponyme.
See {Eponymous}.]
1. The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person
   from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen
   is an eponym of the Hellenes.

2. A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived
   from that of an individual.

 

 

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