eponymousadjective [ before noun ]uk /ɪˈpɒn.ɪ.məs/ us /ɪˈpɑː.nə.məs/ literary
Examples from literature
- But when the eponymous hero of the new verb entered the conversational lists it was seen that his predominant quality was strength.
- By a curious coincidence all the names of eponymous heroes chanced to remind people of beasts.
- Each foreign element in a community had its own intellectual life and immemorial tribal traditions, which reflected ancient habits of life and perpetuated the doctrines of eponymous ancestors.