Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to an eponym: as, an eponymic name or legend.
- Name-giving, mythically or historically; from whom the name of a country, people, or period is derived: as, Hellen was the eponymic ancestor of the Hellenes or Greeks.
- adj. Of or relating to an eponym.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Same as eponymous.
- adj. being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
- From eponym + -ic (Wiktionary)
“News at Eleven: It's his use of poets as a lens that makes this opening section more than a story of Chile's struggles; moreover, Martin Espada suggests in the opening eponymic poem that poetry has an unusual importance for Chileans.”
“Asshur, who was originally the eponymic god of the capital of Assyria (also called Asshur), thus became a national god, and was place at the head of the Assyrian pantheon.”
“Bæda also mentions a place called Tunna ceaster, so named from an abbot Tunna, who exists merely for the sake of a legend, and is clearly as unhistorical as his piratical compeer Hrof -- a wild guess of the eponymic sort with which we are all so familiar in Greek literature.”
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“From the later eponymic monthly publication, the silhoullettes from aspects of 1998 comics and the same year's social climate imprinted into a break out on-going title.”
“If the eponymic character has not been proven to be either fictional or historical, that doesn't really matter as we tend to idealize more the undefined.”
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