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#148147 - 09/22/05 02:55 PM charactonym  
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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.


#148148 - 09/22/05 09:38 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".


#148149 - 09/22/05 10:09 PM Re: charactonym  
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>>Edit: eponym sure is close to euonym, isn't it?<<

opposite traffic


#148150 - 09/23/05 03:08 PM Re: charactonym  
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opposite traffic The 'up' and down of it?


#148151 - 09/23/05 03:50 PM 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


#148152 - 09/27/05 01:44 AM Re: charactonym  
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Yep; I was playing on the fact that the orthographic differences between the words are 'u' and 'p'.


#148153 - 09/27/05 02:34 AM Re: charactonym  
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ya done gone over ma haid



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