Eponym vs Eponymy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between eponym and eponymy

is that eponym is the name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item while eponymy is (semantics) the semantic relation of eponyms; the quality of being eponymous.

eponym

English

(wikipedia eponym)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The name of a real or fictitious person whose name has, or is thought to have, given rise to the name of a particular item.
  • ''Romulus is the eponym of Rome.
  • A word formed from a real or fictive person’s name.
  • ''Rome is an eponym of Romulus.
    Alzheimer's disease, boycott, Columbia, stentorian, sandwich and Victorian are examples of eponyms .

    Synonyms

    * namesake

    Derived terms

    * eponymous

    eponymy

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (semantics) The semantic relation of eponyms; the quality of being eponymous.