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eponymous

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adjective epon·y·mous \i-ˈpä-nə-məs, e-\

Definition of eponymous

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named :  of, relating to, or being an eponym



Examples of eponymous

  1. “Cool Britannia,” which goes back to Ben and Jerry's eponymous ice cream in Spring 1996, met its sell-by-date within weeks … —Harold Perkin, Times Literary Supplement, 18 Dec. 1998

  2. Karen Hubert Allison, the eponymous (if you count middle names) creator of Hubert's, didn't know she was making dining history … —Peter Kaminsky, New York Times Book Review, 11 May 1997

  3. … Ramayana, an Indian epic which chronicles, in sixty thousand verses, the adventures of its eponymous hero Rama … —Leila Hadley, Give Me the World, (1958) 1999



Origin of eponymous

(see eponym)


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

eponymous

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adjective epon·y·mous \i-ˈpän-ə-məs, e-\

Medical Definition of eponymous

  1. :  of, relating to, or named after an eponym <those eponymous genetic conditions…such as…Friedreich's ataxia—R. O. Brady>




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