- giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.
Origin of eponymous
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Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子), introduced the character of Minilla (ミニラ) in the eponymous role.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla
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We know that the statues of eponymous heroes were set up in the agora.
For eponymous medicine-men see Kamilaroi and Kurnai, p. 231.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
In particular we have the eponymous ancestors of families and even nations.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
To come from the story as a whole to the personality of the eponymous hero.Barry Lyndon
William Makepeace Thackeray
He seldom mentions an eponymous founder of a city, or ancestor of a people.The World of Homer
- (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
Word Origin and History for eponymous
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