eponym

[ ep-uh-nim ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Mid 19th century; Greek

from Greek epōnumos ‘given as a name, giving one's name to someone or something’, from epi ‘upon’ + onoma ‘name’

Synonyms

  • brand
  • nickname
  • label

Antonyms

  • unknown

Definition

a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named or thought to be named

Example

Disneyland is an eponym for Walt Disney.

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