eponymy

[uh-pon-uh-mee]

Origin of eponymy

First recorded in 1860–65, eponymy is from the Greek word epōnymía surname, derived name. See eponymous, -y3
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eponymy

noun
  1. the derivation of names of places, etc, from those of persons
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