I heard this word today and had to look it up, so it has become the subject of today’s blog.
The Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus defines eponymous as:
- “(of a person) being the person after whom a literary work, film, etc., is named: the eponymous hero in the film of Jane Eyre.”
- “(of a literary work, film, etc.) named after its central character or creator: The Strooges’ eponymous debut album.”
The Oxford Dictionaries online http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/eponymous defines eponymous as:
- “(of a person) giving their name to something: the eponymous hero of the novel.”
- “(of a thing) named after a particular person or group: their eponymous debut LP.”
After reading the above, I didn’t feel that I could make up my own sentences using the word eponymous, so continued to google it. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eponym) helped put this word into perspective for me – here’s their definition:
“One who is referred to as eponymous is someone who gives his or her name to something, e.g., Julian, the eponymous owner of the famous restaurant Julian’s Castle. A common nonstandard usage is that something eponymous is named after a particular person, e.g., Julian’s eponymous restaurant.”
So, now for some of my own examples:
- The eponymous hero of the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Harry Ramsden’s eponymous restaurant.
That’s it for today – please leave me a comment if you can think of any other sentences with the word eponymous.
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Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus (UK)
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