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Transcript of Eponymy
What is it?
Is the process by which a number of words for places, inventions, activities,
etc. have been derived.
The proper names of persons somehow connected with such places, inventions, activities, etc
IN OTHER WORDS
Process of forming words as the result of the derivation of a name.
A chemical compound, known for its presence in tobacco. It's named for French diplomat Jean Nicot (1530 - 1600), who introduced tobacco into France. It's unknown whether he also died of lung cancer.
The unit of electrical potential or electromotive force. It's named after Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745 - 1827), who invented the electric battery.
It was named after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich . Legend says that he was too busy gambling one night to stop for a meal and ordered a waiter to bring him roast beef between two slices of bread, allowing him to continue his gambling. The bread kept his fingers from getting greasy while he was playing cards.
"Displaying superhuman strength; of unusual size, power, or difficulty."
Hercules was the Greek God, known for his great strength and bravery.
Is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument.
The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax
The teddy bear is a soft toy in the form of a bear
Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr.
Is a collection of maps.
King Atlas, a mythical King of Mauretania.
Atlas, son of Poseidon and Cleito, the daughter of Evenor, king of Atlantis.
is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force