1. the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)
    Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down
  2. the person for whom something is named
    Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople
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How To Use eponym In A Sentence

  • Their eponymous album is out now. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lanchester's second novel follows a day in the life of its eponymous hero.
  • The fresh tale follows the familiar style of the original - the eponymous hero magically transported from a suburban fancy-dress shop to a new world.
  • An eponym is an honor, and these two men are not worthy. Archive 2003-01-01
  • The band's eponymous debut was recorded in a slapdash fashion.
  • I have avoided using eponyms for physical signs.
  • But that's not what their eponymous debut album sounded like. Times, Sunday Times
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is an eponym for a heterogeneous group of immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies.
  • But the top act is the eponymous Triplets, sister divas who sing and swing with tireless exhilaration.
  • The word 'hippo', 'mall' in the Bamana language, is an eponym for the country itself.
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