- giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.
Origin of eponymous
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- (of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc, is namedthe eponymous heroine in the film of Jane Eyre
- (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creatorthe Stooges' eponymous debut album
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Word Origin and History for eponymously
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