eponym
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɛpənɪm/
Noun

eponym (plural eponyms)

  1. A real or fictitious person's name that has given rise to the name of a particular item.
    Romulus is the eponym of Rome.
  2. A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.
    Synonyms: namesake
    Rome is an eponym of Romulus.
  3. (loosely, nonstandard, by extension) A word formed from a real or fictive place or thing.
    Synonyms: toponym
    “Tangerine” is an eponym of Tangier.
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