Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 11:07:31 -0700 From: David Harnick-Shapiro 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"? :-) -------- David Harnick-Shapiro Internet: david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Information and Computer Science UUCP: ...!{ucbvax,zardoz}!ucivax!david University of California, Irvine