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eponymous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj eponymous being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Eponymous Relating to an eponym; giving one's name to a tribe, people, country, and the like. "What becomes . . . of the Herakleid genealogy of the Spartan kings, when it is admitted that eponymous persons are to be canceled as fictions?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • eponymous Giving one's name to a tribe, people, city, year, or period; regarded as the founder or originator.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; 'epi` upon, to + for name

Usage

In literature:

As for this eponym thing, why Saint Augustine called attention to it fifteen hundred years ago.
"The Damnation of Theron Ware" by Harold Frederic
For eponymous medicine-men see Kamilaroi and Kurnai, p. 231.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
Claude Fauriel dreamt up the reincarnation of ancient Greece in its eponymous successor.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The Arcadians had an eponymous heroic ancestor, 'Areas;' they also worshipped Artemis.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
The Tuatha De Danann remained masters of Ireland until the coming of the Milesians, so named from an eponymous Mile, son of Bile.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
The eponymous hero, Ninus, is of course purely mythical.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Immediately after this the confusion became so great that from this year there was no nomination of an eponyme.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
As much is suggested by the following entry in an eponym list.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Sir Herbert Risley classed the names of exogamous divisions as eponymous, territorial or local, titular and totemistic.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
From Khushi-ilu, the servant of the king, the eponym.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
What of the romantic, hidden, eponymous James?
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Two recensions of these eponym lists have come down.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
The case is different with Herakles, the patron, eponym, and ancestor of Dorian Hellas.
"A Problem in Greek Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Scyld, on the other hand, is in the first place probably a mere eponym of the power of the Scylding kings of Denmark.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
In historical times the ephors were five in number, the first of them giving his name to the year, like the eponymous archon at Athens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Cordova has reason to be proud of her eponymous hero.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
Here we began to follow the course of the railway and the River Gipping, the eponymous river of Ipswich until it is named anew.
"Through East Anglia in a Motor Car" by J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
Abraham by his Egyptian concubine Hagar, and the eponym of a number of (probably) nomadic tribes living outside Palestine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
You are no more to him than your eponym, the mill-dust.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Jacob and his twin brother Esau are the eponyms of the Israelites and Edomites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Victoria Beckham has been burning the midnight oil to prep for her eponymous clothing line's upcoming runway show at NYC's Lincoln Center.
Sonya Paz is collaborating with eight other valley artists for a Dia de los Muertos exhibit and sale this month at her eponymous gallery in downtown Campbell.
Mark Quint, owner of La Jolla's eponymous gallery, has showcased the work of contemporary artists for nearly three decades.
The great Tim Noah, who is napping on a beach finishing his book, has an excellent regular feature on this eponymous blog called Morning (or Afternoon) Reading Assignment, where he recommends articles or reports to readers.
SortFix announced the launch of its eponymous search service, which helps users refine searches.
Ever wondered how Connecticut broadcasting institution Faith Middleton, of public radio fame, came up with "the richness of life" for her eponymous WNPR talk show.
Vibraphonist-composer Jason Adasiewicz returns to the same avant-leaning territory he staked out on Rolldown 's eponymous debut in 2008.
Levon Haftvan plays the eponymous sociopathic schlub in writer-director Majid Barzegar's darkly comic Iranian drama.
It's been just shy of four decades since KISS released their eponymous debut album.
The driving forces behind the Bill Rodgers Running Center, left to right: the late Jason Kehoe, Charlie Rodgers and the store's eponym.
Texas-born fashion designer Lela Rose is debuting the Fall 2012 collection for her eponymous line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
But here at Latina, we've been seriously obsessed with the blue dress the bride-to-be was wearing at the announcement—and mostly with its Rio de Janeiro–born designer Daniella Issa Helayel of eponymous label Issa London.
This classic cocktail, named after a silent film from 1922 starring Rudolph Valentino, served as the inspiration for the eponymous members-only supper and cocktail club in St Louis.
Apologies for the spoiler but the eponymous equine hero of Randall Wallace's Secretariat wins in the end.
The face behind both an eponymous ready-to-wear line and Parisian fashion house Chanel owns upwards of 40 iPods and is constantly shifting from contemporary tunes to classical and back again.
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In science:

The eponymous two degree diameter field of view of 2dF is filled with 400 fibers.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Share your own imageBook Title: Relaties en Structuren (Textbook for the eponymous class at the Sciences faculty of University of Ghent).
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
The lemma was originally devised as part of Szemer´edi’s proof of his (eponymous) theorem on arithmetic progressions in dense sets of integers.
A Wowzer Type Lower Bound for the Strong Regularity Lemma
Symbolic Computation, one speaks of Symbolic Analysis, as in the eponymous workshops of the FoCM conference series .
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
The eponymous experiments carried out by Michelson and Morley in 1887 where taken not only as a disproof of this “luminous aether”, but as an observational evidence for the constancy of the speed of light.
The experimental status of Special and General Relativity
In their foundational paper on the sub ject, Erd˝os and R´enyi described the percolation phase transition for their eponymous graph process.
The scaling limit of the minimum spanning tree of the complete graph
Abell, the eponymous of nearby rich clusters of galaxies, prematurely died at the age of 56. A practical reason for stopping this review with 1983, is that the exponential increase of publications makes it increasingly difficult for the historian to keep pace with the new scientific results.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The eponymous MAP will provide full-sky maps of the CMB fluctuations with high signal-to-noise measurements of the temperature power spectrum out to ℓ ≈ 1000, as indicated by the error boxes in Figure 2.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
Not the number or the underlying physics, but the appropriateness of the eponym.
Astrophysics in 2006
Boltzmann’s famous H theorem derived from his eponymous equation for dilute gases is thus an expression of the second law applied to the macrostate specified by f .
From Time-symmetric Microscopic Dynamics to Time-asymmetric Macroscopic Behavior: An Overview
Na¨ıve Bayes Model Na¨ıve Bayes Model (NB) is a probabilistic model based on the eponymous assumption stating that all features/tokens are conditionally independent given the class.
Exploring Linkablility of Community Reviewing
Zipf popularized his eponymous law by analyzing four “chief sources of statistical data referred to in the main text” (this is a quotation from the “Notes and References” section — page 311 — of Zipf (1935)); the chief source for the English language is Eldridge (2010).
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
The best known theoretical result is due to Kolmogorov and Smirnov (KS) [3, 4], and has led to the eponymous statistical test.
Weighted Kolmogorov-Smirnov test: Accounting for the tails
The game has since become known as the “Turing test”, a term that has eclipsed even his eponymous machine in Turing’s terminological legacy.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
The recent extensive study of the ’colossal’ magnetoresistance’ (CMR) materials has revealed that the eponymous CMR is but one manifestation of a greatly enhanced sensitivity of properties to perturbations, whose origins involve both a sort of frustration and proximity to a first order phase transition.
Towards a Classification of the Effects of Disorder on Materials Properties
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