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]ra.msstate.edu)