Etymology

1. eponym

noun. the person for whom something is named.

Etymology

  • ἐπώνυμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. eponym

noun. the name derived from a person (real or imaginary).

Etymology

  • ἐπώνυμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with eponym


1. Noun, singular or mass
So associated with farina porridge, Cream of Wheat has become what is known as a "proprietary eponym," where the proper name of a brand is commonly thought to be the name of the actual food.

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