Crossword clues for eponym
- Tesla or Volta, e.g
- Source for many units of physics
- Shirley Temple, to Shirley Temples, for one
- Shirley Temple, as a noun
- Saxophone or sandwich
- Rudolf Diesel, for one
- Romulus, vis-à-vis Rome
- Person from whom something takes its name
- Person from whom something is named
- Ohm or joule, e.g
- Name-lending person
- Name of a thing derived from a person
- Marcel Bich, for Bic
- Karl Benz or Henry Ford
- Jim Beam or Jack Daniel
- Jacuzzi, for example
- Item name derived from a person
- Henry Ford, e.g
- George Washington, often
- George Ferris, for the Ferris wheel
- General Shrapnel or Burnside
- General Anthony Wayne, to Waynesboro
- Franz Mesmer, for "mesmerize"
- Fahrenheit or Celsius
- Euclid, vis-à-vis geometry
- Curie, Tesla or Fermi
- Baron De La Warr or William Penn
- Arnold Palmer or Shirley Temple, drinkwise
- Appellation origin
- Ampère or Watt
- Amerigo Vespucci, vis-à-vis America
- Alison Bechdel, for the Bechdel test
- "Mae West" for "life jacket"
- Gabriel Fahrenheit or Anders Celsius
- Penn, to Pennsylvania
- Rob Roy or Shirley Temple
- The Earl of Sandwich, for one
- Louis Braille or Louis Chevrolet
- Earl of Sandwich, e.g.
- James Parkinson or Alois Alzheimer
- A name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder Alexander the Great
- The name of a person for whom something is supposedly named
- Name source
- Name giver of a sort
- See 16-Across
- Person for whom a nation or city is named
- Columbus, to Colombia, e.g.
- Extremely naughty poem about Don Juan, perhaps
- English maiden keeping animal for riding: Black Beauty is one
- One turned up clutching £25 for Tom Jones?
- Word derived from a person’s name
- Person after whom something is named
- I'm surprised by refusal to back name-giver
- Name derived from a person
- Word derived from a person's name
- Sousaphone, for one
- Sandwich or leotard, e.g
- Word derived from a name
- Watt or Ohm, e.g
- Person for whom something is named
- Namesake of a sort
- Word derived from someone's name
- Washington or Lincoln, many times over
- Thursday from Thor e.g
- The verb Tebow, for one
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eponym \Ep"o*nym\, Eponyme \Ep"o*nyme\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]ponyme. See Eponymous.]
The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes.
A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
one whose name becomes that of a place, a people, an era, an institution, etc., 1833, from Greek eponymos "given as a name, giving one's name to something," as a plural noun (short for eponymoi heroes) denoting founders (legendary or real) of tribes, cities, etc.; from comb. form of epi "upon, (called) after," (see epi-) + onyma, Aeolic dialectal variant of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).
n. 1 The name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item. 2 A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.
n. the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"
a name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great
An eponym is a person, place, or thing for whom or for which something is named, or believed to be named. For example, Elizabeth I of England is the eponym of the Elizabethan era.
The adjectives derived from eponym, which include eponymous and eponymic, similarly refers to being the person or thing after whom something is named, as "the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company" refers to Henry Ford. Recent usage, especially in the recorded-music industry, also allows eponymous to mean "named after its central character or creator".
An eponym is a name that originates from that of some person (real or fictional). "Eponymous" is often used to mean "self-titled."
"Eponymous" may also refer to:
- Eponymous (album), an album released by the group R.E.M.
Usage examples of "eponym".
Billy Barf, whose acquaintance with anything Italian was limited to the deuteragonist of Donkey Kong and a few canned-pasta commercials, insisted on speaking with his imperfect idea of an ethnic accent until Isaiah Two Four, detecting not only its inauthenticity but also its potential for insult, drew the young band eponym aside for a word or two, though Ralph Jr.
The suggestion has been made that the name Cain is the eponym of the Kenites, and although this clan has a good name almost everywhere in the Old Testament, yet in Num.
Eponyms abound in medicine like the tetralogy of Fallot, Cogan's disease, the Tolpin syndrome, or Depperman's degeneration.