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eponym

ep·o·nym

eponym

pronunciation:
e p nIm
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: an actual or mythical person whose name is the source of the name of a city, nation, era, or the like.
Samuel Ashe is the eponym of Asheville.
Word Parts
The word eponym contains the following parts:
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen