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  EPONYM - Definition
[n] the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"
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.
A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/eponym   (89 words)

  
 www.whonamedit.com
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.
To find a particular eponym, you may either browse through the categories or perform a free text-search.
In addition, all eponyms relevant to a particular person are listed in his or her biography.
www.whonamedit.com   (318 words)

  
 eponym - alphaDictionary * Free English On-line Dictionary
Notes: The eponyms of many words have been lost in the din of history.
Bedlam originated as a Cockney pronunciation of Bethelehem for London's Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem for the insane.
The adjective is eponymous [i-'pah-nê-mês], though eponymic is not unheard-of.
www.alphadictionary.com /goodword/word/eponym   (365 words)

  
 Database of American Proprietary Eponyms
An eponym is a general term used to describe from what or whom something derived its name.
Therefore, a proprietary eponym could be considered a brand name (trademark or service mark) which has fallen into general use.
Editor's Note: Xerox is one of the few proprietary eponyms that appears as readily in verb form as in any other parts of speech.
www.prairienet.org /~rkrause/brands.html   (946 words)

  
 Micro Persuasion: eponym Debuts Blog Platform, Search
Separately, eponym has rolled out a blog search engine as well.
Steve Rubel points to eponym, another new blogging service, although Steve hypes this one as a SixApart competitor.
I am a programmer at Eponym and we have worked very hard to bring Eponym up and running, so we appreciate the honest opinions.
www.micropersuasion.com /2006/03/eponym_debuts_b.html   (614 words)

  
 Cool Word: eponym
EP-uh-nim] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- An eponym is a person's name that has become part of the common language, and the word derived from the name is eponymous [adj.
For example, the eponym of the city of Rome is Romulus, the son of Mars in Roman mythology.
The Latin prefix epi- (to) and onoma (name) were combined to give us this word.
www.mail-archive.com /word@tlk-lists.com/msg00054.html   (155 words)

  
 eponym - OneLook Dictionary Search
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eponym : Compact Oxford English Dictionary [home, info]
Eponym : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?loc=rescb&w=eponym   (277 words)

  
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