Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 10:40:39 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: names to nouns

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.


Is there also a converse for "namesake"? I've wondered about that before.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]