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That gives his name to anything, used for example of the mythical personages from whose names the names of places or peoples are reputed to be derived. It is now most frequently used in the phrase, ‘the eponymous hero/heroine’ of a work: e.g. Tom Jones or Clarissa.

Subjects: Literature.

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