One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Invent, discover, or be the source of something which then becomes known by one's name.‘the company's founder, Henry Ford, gave his name to Fordism’
- ‘The god Hermes who gives his name to ‘hermeneutics’ was not only a thief, but also a mover, a shifter, of border and boundary markers - a warning to all interpreters!’
- ‘He gives his name to Leeman Road, the site of the National Railway Museum.’
- ‘In the Roman calendar she gives her name to ‘days of chastity’, puri dies, with which we may perhaps compare the Ember Days of the Christian Church.’
- ‘Cities, islands, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, universities, museums, and architecture, just to name a few, are all named for the Queen who gave her name to an era.’
- ‘The History begins with the settlement in Britain of a great-grandson of the Trojan hero Aeneas, whose name was Brutus and who purportedly gave his name to the island.’
- ‘Other celebrities giving their name to video games.’
- ‘Although he only gave his name to the windscale because he popularised it, rather than invented it, he called himself a ‘meteorological philosopher’.’
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