Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 14:43:13 +0100
From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: eponyms and webster
Here's the last word on eponym, according to the 1995 ed. of the Random
House Webster's Dictionary:
sense 2, dated from 1840-50: "a word based on or derived from a person's name."
And BTW, this new dictionary has the distinction of being the first to
define as one sense of Webster: informal, "A dictionary of the English
Way to go, Jesse Scheidlower!
Dennis (the eponymous one)
Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu
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