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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
The mass production and standardization of photographic lenses was largely pioneered by the German optical-instruments maker Carl Zeiss, whose eponymous company still makes optics today.
The Australian sisters behind the eponymous label use materials like French lace to craft beautiful, timeless gowns.
Maury Povich has mastered the art of the paternity reveal on his eponymous talk show.
French immigrants Fernand and Odette Tersiguel founded their eponymous restaurant in 1991.
The foursome’s eponymous 2016 debut album on Crump’s Papillon Sounds label is grounded by the bassist’s deeply resonant, calmly measured, woody lines that consistently carve out deep grooves.
The young lovers released a single, eponymous album as Buckingham Nicks two years before joining Fleetwood Mac.
The lifestyle has caught on uptown: Her eponymous catering company has supplied organic vegan food for such fastidious fashionistas as Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino Garavani, and Donna Karan.
Conrad Hilton bought The Mobley, a hotel in Cisco, Tex., in 1919, launching what has become his eponymous global hospitality company.
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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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