Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 07:56:00 -0400 From: David Muschell 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. David