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eponym

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

(ep-ŏ-nim)

a disease, structure, or species named after a particular person, usually the person who first discovered or described it.

—eponymous (i-pon-i-mŭs) adj.

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Fatimid Dynasty

George T. Scanlon.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2890 words.

Shi῾i in origin, the Fatimid dynasty takes as its eponym Fatimah, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad and the wife

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