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Munichus ((later Munychus))

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 98 words.

eponym of *Munichia (1), the acropolis of *Piraeus, where he received refugees from Boeotian *Orchomenus (...

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Orchomenus ((mythological))

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 87 words.

(a) *Eponym of the Boeotian *Orchomenus (1), a vague genealogical figure. He is son of *...

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Étar

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Father of Étaín Fholtfhind, in some versions; probably the eponym of Benn Étair, the Hill of Howth.

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Hansen disease

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The preferred term for leprosy (q.v.). The eponym honors the scientist who discovered the leprosy bacterium.

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Lugaid Conmac

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 34 words.

Sometime eponym of Connemara, in place of the usual eponymous founder, Conmac, a by-blow of Medb and Fergus

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Ernmas

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 72 words.

Mother of divinities. According to some texts she is the mother of the divine eponyms of Ireland, Ériu, Banba

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Fódla

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 127 words.

Irish goddess, one of the three divine eponyms of Ireland, along with her sisters Banba and Ériu, and

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Banba

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 160 words.

A poetic name for Ireland in early times, one of a divine trio of eponyms for Ireland along with Ériu

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Ériu

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 386 words.

One of three sisters, divine eponyms and tutelary goddesses of Ireland, along with Banba and Fódla; sometimes Ériu is

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Brutus

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 53 words.

Contrived eponym and progenitor of the British people, as found in Geoffrey of Monmouth (1136). A leader of

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Étar

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 23 words.

Father of Étaín Fholtfhind, in some versions; probably the eponym of Benn Étair, the Hill of Howth.

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Niall Noígiallach

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 949 words.

[of the Nine Hostages; Nine Hostager]. Ancestor and eponym of the Uí Néill dynasty that dominated Ireland for six centuries;

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Hansen disease

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 18 words.

the preferred term for leprosy (q.v.). The eponym honors the scientist who discovered the leprosy bacterium.

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Hansen disease

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 18 words.

the preferred term for leprosy (q.v.). The eponym honors the scientist who discovered the leprosy bacterium.

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von Economo's encephalitis

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 48 words.

Syn: encephalitis lethargica. The eponym honors the German neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). A presumed virus disease

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juggernaut

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 181 words.

Juggernaut is an English version of the Hindustani name Jaganath. It was the eponym given to Krishna, chief Hindu

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Jumbo

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 390 words.

Some animals have given their names to synonyms that are just as descriptive as words derived from an eponym. One

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Bluebeard

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 247 words.

The eponym Bluebeard, a noun meaning “a man who successively marries and murders several wives” is the main character

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bologna

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 445 words.

Three fine European cities have become eponyms for common American edibles. Bologna, a gastronomic center in northern Italy, has been

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chauvinism

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 506 words.

A. Generally.

Traditionally, chauvinism (/shoh-vә-niz-әm/) refers to fanatical patriotism. The word's eponym is Nicolas Chauvin,

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