American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Derivation of a name of a city, country, era, institution, or other place or thing from that of a person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, dignity, or prerogatives of an eponymos.
- n. The period or year of office of an eponymos: used, as at Athens, as a unit of reckoning and reference for dates.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The derivation of the name of a race, tribe, etc., from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.
- n. the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person
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“Koch ' s Disease, for instance, was an instance of simple eponymy.”
“It is dated the first of Nisan (March) in the eponymy of Shamash dananni, probably 644.”
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“But eponymy doesn't necessarily involve the conscious act of naming.”
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