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eponymous

[uh-pon-uh-muh s]
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adjective
  1. giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.
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Origin of eponymous

First recorded in 1840–50, eponymous is from the Greek word epṓnymos giving name. See ep-, -onym, -ous
Related formsep·on·y·mous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for eponymous

eponymous

adjective
  1. (of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc, is namedthe eponymous heroine in the film of Jane Eyre
  2. (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creatorthe Stooges' eponymous debut album
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Derived Formseponymously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for eponymous

adj.

1846; see eponym + -ous.

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