eponymy


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

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The basic terms of a discussion of this type are: eponymy and paronomasia.
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).
Thus, too, are characteristics associated with the archetypal bearer of a name (Jezebel, Walter Mitty, Sandwich, Cardigan) transferred as eponymy to apply to a set of humans or objects, in the formation of a common word.
To be sure, other disciplines are much more eponymy prone than is economics.
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.
Finally, Truth and Progress exhibits both the dazzle and idiosyncrasy of Rorty's literary style and eristic habits--the sharp insider wit, the hyperactive thumb-nailing of other thinkers to hawk fresh images of their thought, the will to eponymy and syncretism, the vote-with-one's-feet reaction to what Imre Lakatos called "degenerate research programs" in philosophy.
Stigler expressed it in his famous Law of Eponymy, "No scientific discovery is named for its original discoverer.
For example, the practice of eponymy, naming a phenomenon after its founder (e.
Speculations on names, eponymy, the effects of naming, and the adoption of new names through marriage recur throughout the text, and this section works with those other onomastic references to suggest the relative foreignness of surnames from the perspective of one generation to another, particularly when the matrilineal name is frequently erased by marriage.
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.
He observed after hundreds of examples that that Indo-European poeta vatres used a very sophisticated technique of eponymy and paronomasia, and also noted that this technique could be found in classical poetry--and considered it a trade secret that he could not explain: "Comment Naevius, Ennius, Pacuvius, Attius conseraient encore une tradition qui pouvait sembler inviolable a leur epoque imitative, je le comprends encore.
53) Note that, according to Socrates, Simmias himself is called "large" or "small" only by eponymy.
While the original is dated to the eponymy of "the successor of Puzur-Nirah," whose name was not yet known in Anatolia, the later excerpt (line 6') mentions the new eponym (Amur-Assur), son of [Karria]), whose name had by then become known.