[Ads-l] eponymous

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 9 12:21:55 EST 2016

Not in OED: "Named for someone or something else." (New def. 3).

2003 Peter Rollins, ed. _The Columbia Companion to American History on
Film_ (N.Y.: Columbia U.P.) 569:

Military primary units...often carry numerical designations, but they are
also identified by...nicknames.....Films such as Edward Ludwig's _The
FightIng Seabees_ (1944), William Keighley's _The Fighting 69th_ (1940),
and Samuel Fuller's _The Big Red One_ (1980) provide eponymous examples.

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