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Homework Help: English

Posted by E.G. on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 4:02pm.

I have done some extensive research on the various "-nyms", but I am still a bit unsure about the difference between
EPONYM and TOPONYM.
Am I correct, that an eponym is a person whom a place is named after,
and a toponym a place named after a person or another place?

Would Athens be a toponym, because it is named after the Greek goddess Athena, and would Athena be an eponym, because the city is named for her.

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