- An example of eponymous is a person named Jackson who founded a city being the reason for naming the city Jacksonville.
- An example of eponymous is a band using its name as the name for the band’s album.
The definition of eponymous is something or someone that gives its name to something else.
of, having to do with, or being an eponym: Hamlet is the eponymous character of Shakespeare's tragic play
- Of, relating to, or constituting an eponym.
- Named after something else or deriving from an existing name or word: “Programs such as He-Man and Masters of the Universe … were all created with the explicit purpose of selling the eponymous toys to children” ( Susan Gregory Thomas )
Origin of eponymousFrom Greek epōnumos ; see eponym .
(comparative more eponymous, superlative most eponymous)
- Of, relating to, or being the person or entity after which something or someone is named.
- Robinson Crusoe is the eponymous hero of the book.
- Prince Hamlet is the eponymous protagonist of the Shakespearian tragedy Hamlet.
- The language Limburgish is named after the eponymous provinces in Belgium and Holland.
eponym +"Ž -ous
eponym itself is from Ancient Greek á¼Ï€ÏŽÎ½Ï…Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (epÅnumos) (á¼Ï€Î¯ (epi, “upon") + á½„Î½Ï…Î¼Î± (onuma), see -onym).
- NINUS, in Greek mythology, the eponymous founder of Nineveh, and thus the city itself personified.
- Jutland was acquired by Dan, the eponymous ancestor of the Danes.
- Medus was regarded as the eponymous hero and progenitor of the Medes.
- In so far as the older doctrine is open to the charge of neglecting the conative and teleological side of experience it can afford to be grateful to its critics for recalling it to its own eponymous principle of the priority of the "ideal " to the " idea," of needs to the conception of their object.
- 691) to have claimed descent from one of the legendary kings of his native district, Messapus the eponymous hero of Messapia, and this consciousness of ancient lineage is in accordance with the high self-confident tone of his mind, with his sympathy with the dominant genius of the Roman republic, and with his personal relations to the members of her great families.