Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 10:40:39 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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. > David Is there also a converse for "namesake"? I've wondered about that before. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]