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The dictionary of eponyms

Robert Hendrickson

The dictionary of eponyms

names that became words

by Robert Hendrickson

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Published by Stein and Day in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Eponyms -- Dictionaries.,
  • Biography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Names, Personal -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Hendrickson.
    ContributionsHendrickson, Robert, 1933-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1596 .H4 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination342 p. ;
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2867161M
    ISBN 100812862384
    LC Control Number84040737

      Reprint. Originally published: Human words. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co., Pages: This book explores an aspect of the rich heritage of the English language – the deriving of words from the names of people, eg sandwich, wellington, mackintosh, ampere, watt, volt. Eponyms are the people who give their names to words. Most eponym.

      Table of Contents. Preface Periodical and Book Title Abbreviations Eponyms in Psychology Index. Reviews/Endorsements Reviews. A work that provides information about psychological eponyms -- terms or phrases in fairly common use among psychologists that incorporate the name of an individual, place, or institution. Leonard Fuchs (), a German botanist and physician who wrote a popular book on collecting medicinal plants with beautiful drawings of the plants. furphy A bit of gossip, a rumor or fanciful story. Historical Dictionary of American Slang.

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This dictionary features the entertaining histories behind hundreds of eponyms, such as bowdlerize (from the censorious Thomas Bowdler), bikini from the atoll, and the Salisbury steak, a dish of hamburger and brown gravy named after James H. Salisbury, an English physician who promoted a diet of ground beef.

There are hundreds more - discover to whom we owe the terms hooker, sideburn, zeppelin Author: Morton S. Freeman. Eponym definition, a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name: Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is.

A Dictionary of Eponyms explores the origins of hundreds of these everyday words from Argyle socks to zeppelins. Written in an entertaining and anecdotal style, and with a foreword by Edwin Newman, the book includes a brief biography of the individual whose name became associated with an item or concept as well as information on how and when Cited by: 5.

This book is an endeavor to list eponyms used in the practice of internal medicine in most of the English-speaking countries in the world. It is hoped that it will help nurses and medical students as well as practitioners, not only to inform them as to the usage of these terms but wherever possible to indicate briefly a little of the person 5/5(1).

Eponymous definition is - of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named: of, relating to, or being an eponym.

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Define eponym. eponym synonyms, eponym pronunciation, eponym translation, English dictionary definition of eponym. A word or name derived from a proper noun. The words atlas, bowdlerize, denim, and Turing machine are eponyms. One whose name is or is thought to Eponym - definition of eponym by The Free Dictionary.

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Written in an entertaining and anecdotal style, and with a foreword by Edwin Newman, the book includes a brief biography of the individual whose name became associated with an item or concept as well as information on how and when Price: $ Eponym definition is - one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named.

How to use eponym in a sentence. Eponymous definition, giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome. See more. Word usage. The word is used in different ways. In the most frequently cited meaning, an eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or after which something is named, or believed to be named.

In this way, Elizabeth I of England is the eponym of the Elizabethan Henry Ford is referred to as "the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company", either Henry Ford himself, or his name "Ford. This book explores an aspect of the rich heritage of the English language – the deriving of words from the names of people, eg sandwich, wellington, mackintosh, ampere, watt, volt.

Eponyms are the people who give their names to words. Most eponymous words derive from a Author: Martin Manser. eponym: [ ep´o-nim ] a name or phrase formed from or including a person's name, such as Hodgkin's disease, Cowper's glands, or Schick test. adj., adj eponym´ic, epon´ymous.

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Written in an entertaining and anecdotal style, and with a foreword by Edwin Newman, the book includes a brief biography of the individual whose name became associated with an item or concept as well as information on how and when.

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Most eponymous words derive from a person's surname: boycott, from the Irish landlord Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, dahlia, from the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, the sousaphone, from the American bandmaster John Philip Sousa, and volt, from the Italian physicist Count Alessandro : Ebook.

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