Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 11:07:31 -0700

From: David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BUCKAROO.ICS.UCI.EDU

Subject: Re: names to nouns

On Tue, 4 Apr 1995 13:36, Larry Horn writes:

Wouldn't Machiavelli and Hamburg be the eponyms of 'Machiavellian' and

'hamburger' 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.

Taking a page - an entire article, actually - from the most recent

PADS, wouldn't the word for the namesake be "eponymee"? :-)


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