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(Late) Friday word: Eponymous

epon·y·mous adjective \i-ˈpä-nə-məs, e-\

: of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named : of, relating to, or being an eponym

Examples

“Cool Britannia,” which goes back to Ben and Jerry's eponymous ice cream in Spring 1996, met its sell-by-date within weeks … —Harold Perkin, Times Literary Supplement, 18 Dec. 1998

Karen Hubert Allison, the eponymous (if you count middle names) creator of Hubert's, didn't know she was making dining history … —Peter Kaminsky, New York Times Book Review, 11 May 1997

… Ramayana, an Indian epic which chronicles, in sixty thousand verses, the adventures of its eponymous hero Rama … —Leila Hadley, Give Me the World, (1958) 1999

"To be added to that list is a new Russian adaptation, titled quite simply and eponymously Sherlock Holmes. " (2014)

Etymology:

Greek epōnymos, from epōnymos eponymous, from epi-, after or upon, + onyma, name

First Known Use: 1846
Tags: adjective, e, greek, wordsmith: med_cat
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