Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Same as eponymous.

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  • adjective Of or relating to an eponym.

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  • adjective being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym

Etymologies

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From eponym +‎ -ic

Examples

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • 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.

    News at Eleven: It's his use of poets as a lens

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • 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.

    Science in Arcady

  • Mark Bagley had begun to stir consideration during a stint on an early 1990s contemporary and eponymic phenom comic book known as

    Examiner California Headlines

  • 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.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • 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.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

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