Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or constituting an eponym.
  • adjective Named after something else or deriving from an existing name or word.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Giving one's name to a tribe, people, city, year, or period; regarded as the founder or originator.

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

  • adjective Relating to an eponym; giving one's name to a tribe, people, country, and the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being the person or entity after which something or someone is named.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek epōnumos; see eponym.]

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eponym +‎ -ous

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