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

  • noun Derivation of a name of a city, country, era, institution, or other place or thing from that of a person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office, dignity, or prerogatives of an eponymos.
  • noun The period or year of office of an eponymos: used, as at Athens, as a unit of reckoning and reference for dates.

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

  • noun The derivation of the name of a race, tribe, etc., from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.

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

  • noun semantics The semantic relation of eponyms; the quality of being eponymous.

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

  • noun the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person


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