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This, however, as we learn from the Eponym Canon, was not all.

The word 'Abram' is merely an eponym—it means 'exalted father.'

As much is suggested by the following entry in an eponym list.

And in this respect Herakles was the eponym and patron of an order which existed throughout Doric Hellas.

Sardanapalus, the eponym of Oriental luxury, furnishes a good subject for this style of composition.

The case is different with Herakles, the patron, eponym, and ancestor of Dorian Hellas.

Eponym, ep′o-nim, n. a mythical personage created to account for the name of a tribe or people: a special title.

Xanthus, however, puts Torrhebus in the place of Tyrsenus, and makes him the eponym of a district in Lydia.

As for this eponym thing, why Saint Augustine called attention to it fifteen hundred years ago.

WORD ORIGIN

one whose name becomes that of a place, a people, an era, an institution, etc., 1846, from Greek eponymos "given as a name, giving one's name to something," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + onyma, Aeolic dialectal variant of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).

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