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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eponym \Ep"o*nym\, Eponyme \Ep"o*nyme\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]ponyme. See Eponymous.] 1. The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes. [1913 Webster] 2. A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual. [1913 Webster]