ETYM Cf. French éponyme. Related to Eponymous.
1. A name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great.
2. The name of a person for whom something is supposedly named; Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople.
3. Personal name from which another name is derived.
4. Person or name from which name of race, family, etc., is derived; person whose name is used metaphorically to signify a quality or thing.
Onaj po kojem je nešto nazvano, koji daje nekoj stvari ime (kao što je npr. u Atini bio prvi arhont, po kome je tekuća godina dobijala ime, u Sparti prvi efor, u Tebi prvi beotarh).