The name of the 1988 R.E.M. anthology which features the hits The One I Love and It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), among others.

See the clever bit is that eponymous means to give your name to something. It's like naming your album The Self-Titled Album.

That after which something is named. Eg: "In The Maltese Falcon, the eponymous statue is sought by all the players"

E*pon"y*mous (?), a. [Gr. ; upon, to + for name.]

Relating to an eponym; giving one's name to a tribe, people, country, and the like.

What becomes . . . of the Herakleid genealogy of the Spartan kings, when it is admitted that eponymous persons are to be canceled as fictions? Grote.


© Webster 1913.

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