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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
By 2013, the Slater’s eponymous Wave Company had already contributed $600,000 to finance continued research on the project.
Filecoin, too, is meant to be a marketplace where digital storage space will be exchanged for an eponymous digital token.
And all three share a pedigree in streetwear: Kim’s early eponymous line ran an ongoing sportswear and sneaker collab with Umbro.
The opening stanzas offer another rare respite from sadness, as the eponymous athletes go through the motions of a game.
Head to the fair’s eponymous event center for pie competitions and live entertainment, including sets from Jim Gaffigan and Earth, Wind & Fire.
The series, titled The Loudest Voice in the Room, will be based on Gabriel Sherman’s eponymous book.
Rodriguez heard about the opportunity to open a bar, in fact, from the owner of La Adelita, who knew that Rick Mead, the owner of the eponymous bar on the corner of Western and Taylor, was retiring after 30 years in business.
The work of Brassaï, the single-name Hungarian-French photographer, is being memorialized in an eponymous, 368-page tome, out now from Spanish publisher Fundación Mapfre.
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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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