Meaning of eponym
Pronunciation: (ep'u-nim), [key]
- a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name: Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is the eponym of the Britons.
- any ancient official whose name was used to designate his year of office.
- a word based on or derived from a person's name.
- eponym (Thesaurus)