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Homework Help: English

Posted by E.G. on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 7:05pm.

After having studied all the sites suggested by Sra and Writeacher,
I have found, that "eponym", as well as "toponym", has two definitions.
EPONYM:
1) a name from which another name or word is derived.
2)a word derived from a person.

This would make both, Athena and Athens, eponyms.

TOPONYM:
1) a place name (Athens)
2) a word derived from a place (athenian, spartan)

Thus, Athens would be both, an eponym and a toponym.

Am I now correct?
Thank you for your help and patience.

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