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  • Proprietary Eponyms in English

    Autor: Miloš Matović 16.12.2014 Consulting

    Proprietary Eponyms in English

    An eponym is a word derived from a proper name of a real or fictional person or place, but also from the name of a product or a brand. Based upon their origin, eponyms can be divided in five basic groups and these are historical and geographical eponyms, fictional or literary eponyms, mythological eponyms, proprietary eponyms and scientific eponyms.

    Proprietary eponyms (also called product eponyms or genericized trademarks) may easily be described as the greatest, but usually undesired outcome of a (overly) ...

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  • Scientific Eponyms in English

    Autor: Miloš Matović 09.12.2014 Consulting

    Scientific Eponyms in English

    An eponym is a word derived from a proper name of a real or fictional person or place, but also from the name of a product or a brand. Based upon their origin, eponyms can be divided in five basic groups and these are historical and geographical eponyms, fictional or literary eponyms, mythological eponyms, proprietary eponyms and scientific eponyms.

    Eponyms are very common in science, as the researchers who make advances in their fields of study are traditionally honoured by having their names assigned to the scientific ...

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  • Fictional and Literary Eponyms in English

    Autor: Miloš Matović 05.12.2014 Consulting

    Fictional and Literary Eponyms in English

    An eponym is a word derived from a proper name of a real or fictional person or place, but also from the name of a product or a brand. Based upon their origin, eponyms can be divided in five basic groups and these are historical and geographical eponyms, fictional or literary eponyms, mythological eponyms, product eponyms and scientific eponyms.

    Literary eponyms include both the words derived from the names of fictional characters and the uppercased adjectives derived from the names of authors, mostly used in academic and critical texts.

    Notable ...

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  • Mythological Eponyms in English

    Autor: Miloš Matović 25.11.2014 Consulting

    Mythological Eponyms in English

    An eponym is a word derived from a proper name of a real or fictional person or place, but also from the name of a product or a brand. Based upon their origin, eponyms can be divided in five basic groups and these are historical and geographical eponyms, fictional or literary eponyms, mythological eponyms, product eponyms and scientific eponyms.

    Characters and motifs from classical Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies have always been an interesting and abundant source of words.

    Achilles heel (occasionally Achilles’ heel) is any deadly vulnerability despite overall strength, emotional or physical; Achilles tendon is a ...

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  • Geographical and Historical Eponyms in English

    Autor: Miloš Matović 21.11.2014 Consulting

    Geographical and Historical Eponyms in English

    An eponym is a word derived from a proper name of a real or fictional person or place, but also from the name of a product or a brand. Based upon their origin, eponyms can be divided in five basic groups and these are historical and geographical eponyms, fictional or literary eponyms, mythological eponyms, product eponyms and scientific eponyms.

    Geographical eponyms are basically historical eponyms, as they mostly include the names of the regions and cities named after their founders, explorers or other significant individuals.

    Examples of geographical eponyms or toponyms derived from the names of significant historical ...

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