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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: eponymos, from epi- ( EPICENTER) + onyma 'name'

eponymous

adjective
     
e‧pon‧y‧mous [only before noun]
A the eponymous character in a book, film, or play is the character whose name is in its title:
Hester, the book's eponymous heroine
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