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the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person

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I would myself put it using Bestor's claim that [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] predication is what Bestor calls eponymous naming, whereby beautiful things are given the name of the Form Beauty because of their association with it, and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] predication is simply the fact that "Beauty" is the name of the Form of Beauty ("Common Properties and Eponymy in Plato," 190).
above) transferred as eponymy to apply to a set of humans, in the formation of a common word, do not presuppose denotational content for the base names: "the lexical semantics of the derived noun is based on speakers' encyclopaedic knowledge of the person associated with the names; the name itself has no lexical semantics to transmit" (Anderson--Colman 2000: 9).
In the case of place names, the role of eponymy is somewhat akin to its role in science because the original intention is usually honorific.
I Semantic/semasiological + + - change (including eponymy (8) and folk-etymological change) II Borrowing from another -(-) + + language or variety) (incl.
But as Stephen Stigler's Law of Eponymy (1980) suggests--inventions are never named after their inventor--there is always a predecessor, and an unfair amount of attention goes to the superstars.
The loss of eponymy and place markers can, of course, be read as a story of the advance of science--the replacement of the local and specific with the general; the thing with the kind; the mutable immobile with the immutable mobile; and the concrete instance with the formal abstraction.
Stigler expressed it in his famous Law of Eponymy, "No scientific discovery is named for its original discoverer.
Academy Award(c) nominated director Peter Bogdanovich didn't have to go far to combine art form and eponymy for his new indieWIRE-housed website blogdanovich.
53) Note that, according to Socrates, Simmias himself is called "large" or "small" only by eponymy.