Origin of eponym
Examples from the Web for eponym
As much is suggested by the following entry in an eponym list.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
As for this eponym thing, why Saint Augustine called attention to it fifteen hundred years ago.
Eponym, ep′o-nim, n. a mythical personage created to account for the name of a tribe or people: a special title.
The word 'Abram' is merely an eponym—it means 'exalted father.'
And in this respect Herakles was the eponym and patron of an order which existed throughout Doric Hellas.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds