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#148147 - 09/22/05 10:55 AM charactonym
Jackie Offline

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What's the diff. between charactonym and eponym: the diff. between ficton and reality?

Edit: eponym sure is close to euonym, isn't it?
euonym
a name well-suited to the person, place or thing named [from Gk eu, good + onym, name]
From wwftd.


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#148148 - 09/22/05 05:38 PM Re: charactonym
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I would suspect that the difference is, indeed, the difference between fiction and reality. "Lynch" is an eponym, "fagin" a charactonym. I believe "euonym" is synonymous with what we have come to call "aptronym".


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#148149 - 09/22/05 06:09 PM Re: charactonym
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>>Edit: eponym sure is close to euonym, isn't it?<<

opposite traffic


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#148150 - 09/23/05 11:08 AM Re: charactonym
Jackie Offline

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opposite traffic The 'up' and down of it?


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#148151 - 09/23/05 11:50 AM Re: charactonym
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>>up and down<<

The name and namesake of it: a person is named for a thing/a thing is named for a person


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#148152 - 09/26/05 09:44 PM Re: charactonym
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Yep; I was playing on the fact that the orthographic differences between the words are 'u' and 'p'.


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#148153 - 09/26/05 10:34 PM Re: charactonym
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ya done gone over ma haid


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