n 1: the person for whom something is named; "Constantine I is
the eponym for Constantinople"
2: the name derived from a person (real or imaginary); "Down's
syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down"
Eponym \Ep"o*nym\, Eponyme \Ep"o*nyme\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]ponyme.
1. The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person
from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen
is an eponym of the Hellenes.
2. A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived
from that of an individual.
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