Eponymous meaning

ĭ-pŏnə-məs
Named after something else or deriving from an existing name or word.
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Of, relating to, or constituting an eponym.
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Of, having to do with, or being an eponym.

Hamlet is the eponymous character of Shakespeare's tragic play.

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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.

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The definition of eponymous is something or someone that gives its name to something else.

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.

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Origin of eponymous

  • From Greek epōnumos eponym

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • eponym itself is from Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epōnumos) (ἐπί (epi, “upon") + ὄνυμα (onuma), see -onym).

    From Wiktionary

  • eponym +"Ž -ous

    From Wiktionary