Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 07:56:00 -0400
From: David Muschell dmuschel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: names to nouns
Wouldn't Machiavelli and Hamburg be the eponyms of 'Machiavellian' and 'ham-
burger' rather than the latter being eponyms? I think of 'eponym' as being kin
to 'namesake' rather than to its converse, which is what we need here. Larry
Machiavelli would by the eponym as the source for "Machiavellian," but
"hamburger" would be a toponym, derived _from_ the name of a place.