the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)
Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down
the person for whom something is named
Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople
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.