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Examples of eponymous in a Sentence
- … 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
- "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
- 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
Recent Examples of eponymous from the Web
Rather, at Wahlburgers, the family's eponymous burger chain that will soon be coming to the former Pi Pizzeria space in Downtown's AT560 building at Sixth and Main streets.
He's already saved young peoples’ lives since his first appearance in an Academy Award-winning short film led to the creation of the eponymous Trevor Project, an ongoing suicide-prevention hotline for LBGTQ kids.
After graduating from culinary school, the 22-year-old Nakayama trained under chef Takao Izumida at his eponymous Brentwood sushi house.
The Trump brand has been provisionally awarded trademark protections in China, raising concerns that the president’s licensing plays (as well as his daughter’s eponymous fashion brand) are receiving preferential treatment abroad.
This upcoming Friday, June 21, ex-One Direction member Harry Styles is set to appear on Chelsea Handler's eponymous Netflix series.
After a 20-plus-year run in various locations around town, most recently at 121 N. 9th St., the eponymous nighttime eatery will be serving its last dinner on Saturday, Aug 5.
Internet darling Benedict Cumberbatch rose to fame playing the eccentric eponymous detective on Sherlock.
One of his favorites is Frogger, in which the player navigates the eponymous amphibian through lanes of car traffic to an awaiting pond.
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Did You Know?
It's no coincidence that "eponymous" has to do with naming - it comes to us from the Greek adjective epōnymos, which is itself from onyma, meaning "name." "Onyma" has lent its name to a number of English words, including "synonymous," "pseudonym," and "anonymous." Traditionally, an eponymous person or thing (i.e., an "eponym") might be a mythical ancestor or totem believed to be the source of a clan's name. Today, however, "eponymous" more typically refers to such individuals as the front man of "Theo's Trio" or the owner of "Sally's Restaurant" (Theo and Sally, respectively, of course). The things that are named for such name-providers are also "eponymous." For example, we can speak of "the eponymous 'Ed Sullivan Show'" as well as "the eponymous Ed Sullivan."
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