Definition of eponymous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈpɒnɪməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɑːnɪməs//
[only before noun]
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the eponymous character of a book, play, film/movie, etc. is the one mentioned in the title synonym titular Don Quixote, eponymous hero of the great novel by Cervantes Word Originmid 19th cent.: from eponym + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eponymous