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List of eponymous adjectives in English

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An eponymous adjective is an adjective which has been derived from the name of a person, real or fictional. Persons from whose name the adjectives have been derived are called eponyms.[1]

Following is a list of eponymous adjectives in English.

A–C[edit]

  • Aaronic – Aaron (as in Aaronic Priesthood)
  • Abbasid – Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (as in Abbasid Dynasty)
  • abelian – Niels Henrik Abel (as in Abelian group)
  • Abrahamic – Abraham (as in Abrahamic religions)
  • Adamic – Adam (as in Adamic language); also Adamite (as in pre-Adamite race)
  • Addisonian – Thomas Addison (as in Addisonian crisis)
  • Adlerian – Alfred Adler (as in Classical Adlerian psychology)
  • Aegean – Aegeus, of Greek mythology (as in Aegean Sea)
  • Aeolian – Aeolus, of Greek mythology (as in Aeolian Islands); also Eolian (as in Eolian processes)
  • Aeschylean – Aeschylus (as in Aeschylean silence)
  • Aesopian – Aesop the Ancient Greek fabulist. (Also, conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to a member of a conspiracy or underground movement.)
  • Ahmadiyya – Ahmad (as in Ahmadiyya)
  • Aldine – Aldus Manutius (as in Aldine Press)
  • Alexandrine – Alexander the Great (as in Alexandrine verse); also Alexandrian (as in Alexandrian period)
  • American – Amerigo Vespucci
  • Amish – Jakob Ammann
  • Ampèrian – André-Marie Ampère (as in Ampèrian loop)
  • Andrean – Andrew the Apostle (as in Andrean High School)
  • Antonian – St. Anthony the Great (as in Antonian monasticism); Antoninus Pius (as in Nervan-Antonian dynasty)
  • Antonine – Antoninus Pius (as in Antonine Wall); Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (as in Antonine Plague)
  • Apollonian – Apollo, of Greek mythology (as in Apollonian Oracle); Apollonius of Perga (as in Apollonian gasket)
  • Archimedean – Archimedes (as in Archimedean screw)
  • Arian – Arius
  • Aristotelian – Aristotle (as in Aristotelian logic)
  • Arminian – Jacobus Arminius
  • Arsacid – Arsaces I of Parthia (as in Arsacid Dynasty)
  • Arthurian – King Arthur (as in Arthurian legend)
  • Artinian – Emil Artin (as in Artinian ring)
  • Ashmolean – Elias Ashmole (as in Ashmolean Museum)
  • Asimovian – Isaac Asimov (as in Asimovian robot)
  • Athanasian – St. Athanasius (as in Athanasian Creed)
  • Athenian – Athena, of Greek mythology
  • Atlantean – Atlas; also Atlantic
  • Augustan – Caesar Augustus (as in Augustan drama)
  • Augustinian – St. Augustine (as in Augustinian Order)
  • bacchanal – Bacchus, of Roman mythology; also "bacchanalian"
  • Bachian – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Baconian – Francis Bacon (as in Baconian cipher)
  • Baháʼí – Bahá'u'lláh (as in Baháʼí Faith)
  • Bakerian – Henry Baker (as in Bakerian Lecture)
  • Ballardian – J. G. Ballard
  • Bangsian – John Kendrick Bangs (as in Bangsian fantasy)
  • Barthesian – Roland Barthes
  • Batesian – Henry Walter Bates (as in Batesian mimicry)
  • Bayesian – Thomas Bayes (as in Bayesian probability)
  • Beethovenian – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Benedictine – Benedict of Nursia (as in Benedictine Rule)
  • Benthamite – Jeremy Bentham (as in Benthamite Utilitarianism)
  • Berkeleyan – George Berkeley (as in Berkeleyan idealism)
  • Blairite – Tony Blair
  • Bodleian – Thomas Bodley (as in Bodleian Library)
  • Bohmian – David Bohm (as in Bohmian mechanics)
  • Bolivarian – Simón Bolívar (as in Bolivarian Revolution)
  • Boolean – George Boole (as in Boolean algebra, Boolean logic)
  • Bradmanesque - Donald Bradman
  • Brechtian – Bertolt Brecht (as in Brechtian acting)
  • Brownian – Robert Brown (as in Brownian motion)
  • Brunonian – John Brown, the doctor (as in Brunonian system of medicine)
  • Buddhist – Gautama Buddha (as in Buddhist rosary)
  • Burkean – Edmund Burke (as in Burkean conservatism)
  • Byronic – Lord Byron (as in Byronic hero)
  • Caesarean – often incorrectly attributed to Julius Caesar (as in Caesarean section)
  • Calvinist – John Calvin (as in Calvinist Church)
  • Capetian – Hugh Capet (as in Capetian Dynasty, Direct Capetians)
  • Capraesque – Frank Capra
  • Carolean – Charles II of England (as in Carolean style)
  • Caroline – Charles I of England (as in Caroline era); also Carolinian
  • Carolingian – Charles Martel (as in Carolingian dynasty)
  • Carrollian – Lewis Carroll, pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
  • Cartesian – René Descartes (as in Cartesian coordinate)
  • Catilinarian – Catiline (as in Catilinarian conspiracy)
  • Chaucerian – Geoffrey Chaucer (as in Chaucerian stanza)
  • chauvinistic – Nicolas Chauvin
  • Chekhovian – Anton Chekhov
  • Chestertonian – G. K. Chesterton
  • Chomskyan – Noam Chomsky; also Chomskian
  • Chopinesque – Frédéric Chopin
  • Christian – Jesus Christ
  • Churchillian – Winston Churchill
  • Churrigueresque – José Benito de Churriguera
  • Ciceronian – Cicero
  • Claudian – Claudius (as in Julio-Claudian dynasty)
  • Clintonian – Bill Clinton
  • Columbian – Christopher Columbus (as in Columbian Exchange)
  • Confucianist – Confucius
  • Constantinian – Constantine I (as in Constantinian dynasty)
  • Coolidgean – Calvin Coolidge
  • Copernican – Nicolaus Copernicus (as in Copernican heliocentrism)
  • Cromwellian – Oliver Cromwell
  • Croonian – William Croone (as in Croonian Lecture)
  • Cushingoid – Harvey Cushing – American physician
  • Cyrillic – St. Cyril (as in Cyrillic)

D–F[edit]

  • daedal – Daedalus, of Greek mythology; also Daedalian or Daedalean
  • Daliesque – Salvador Dalí
  • Daltonian – John Dalton
  • Dantesque – Dante Alighieri; also Dantean
  • Darwinian – Charles Darwin (as in Darwinian literary studies)
  • Davidic – David (as in Davidic line)
  • Deleuzian – Gilles Deleuze
  • Derridean – Jacques Derrida (as in Derridean deconstruction)
  • Cartesian – René Descartes Latinized: Renatus Cartesius
  • Dickensian – Charles Dickens
  • Dickinsonian – Emily Dickinson
  • Diogenean - Diogenes of Sinope
  • Dionysian – Dionysus, of Greek mythology (as in Dionysian Mysteries); Dionysius Exiguus (as in Dionysian era)
  • Diophantine – Diophantus (as in Diophantine equation)
  • Dobsonian – John Dobson (as in Dobsonian telescope)
  • Dominican – Saint Dominic (as in Dominican Order)
  • Dostoevskian – Fyodor Dostoevsky; also Dostoyevskian
  • draconian – Draco
  • Dulcinian – Fra Dolcino
  • dylanesque – Bob Dylan
  • Edisonian – Thomas Edison (as in Edisonian approach)
  • Edwardian – King Edward VII
  • Edwardine – Edward VI, (as in Edwardine Ordinal)
  • Edwardsian – Jonathan Edwards
  • Einsteinian – Albert Einstein
  • Eliotic – T. S. Eliot
  • Elizabethan – Queen Elizabeth I (as in Elizabethan era)
  • Emersonian – Ralph Waldo Emerson (as in Emersonian perfectionism)
  • Enochian – Enoch (as in Enochian magic)
  • epicurean – Epicurus
  • Erasmian – Erasmus (as in Erasmian Reformation)
  • erotic – Eros, of Greek mythology
  • Euclidean – Euclid (as in Euclidean geometry, Euclidean algorithm)
  • Eulerian – Euler (as in Eulerian path)
  • Euripidean – Euripides
  • Eustachian – Eustachius (as in Eustachian tube)
  • Everettian - Hugh Everett III (as in Everettian quantum theory)
  • Fabian – Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (as in Fabian strategy)
  • Fallopian – Gabriele Falloppio (as in Fallopian tube)
  • Falstaffian – Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare's fictional character
  • Faradic – Michael Faraday
  • Fatimid – Fatima as-Zahra (as in Fatimid caliphate)
  • Faulknerian – William Faulkner
  • Faustian – Faust, Goethe's fictional character (as in Faustian deal)
  • Felliniesque – Federico Fellini
  • Flavian – Titus Flavius Vespasianus (Vespasian) (as in Flavian dynasty)
  • Fordian – Henry Ford (as in Society for the Propagation of Fordian Knowledge); also Fordist
  • Fortean – Charles Fort (as in Fortean Society)
  • Foucauldian – Michel Foucault (as in Foucauldian discourse analysis)
  • Franciscan – St. Francis of Assisi (as in Franciscan Order)
  • Franklinic – Benjamin Franklin (as in Franklinic electricity, franklinic taste)
  • Frederician – Frederick the Great (as in Frederician Rococo)
  • Freirean – Paulo Freire (as in Freirean pedagogy)
  • Freudian – Sigmund Freud (as in Freudian slip)
  • Frostian – Robert Frost
  • Fullerian – John 'Mad Jack' Fuller (as in Fullerian Professor of Chemistry)

G–J[edit]

  • Galilean – Galileo Galilei (as in Galilean moons)
  • Galvanic – Luigi Galvani (as in Galvanic cell)
  • Gandhian – Mahatma Gandhi (as in Gandhian economics)
  • gargantuan – Gargantua, Rabelais's fictional character
  • Gaullist – Charles de Gaulle
  • Gaussian – Carl Friedrich Gauss (as in Gaussian function)
  • Genghisid – Genghis Khan
  • Georgian – any of the first 4 Hanoverian kings of England (all named George)
  • Georgist – Henry George (as in Georgism)
  • Gilliamesque – Terry Gilliam (similar to Kafkaesque and Pythonesque, said of films, animations, and scenarios)
  • Gladstonian – William Ewart Gladstone (as in Gladstonian Liberalism)
  • Gödelian – Kurt Gödel (as in Gödelian incompleteness)
  • Goulstonian – Theodore Goulston (as in Goulstonian Lecture)
  • Gregorian – Pope Gregory I (as in Gregorian chant); Pope Gregory XIII (as in Gregorian calendar)
  • Gricean – Paul Grice (as in Gricean maxims)
  • Grundtvigian – N. F. S. Grundtvig (as in Grundtvigian Lutheranism)
  • Handelian – George Frideric Handel
  • Hamiltonian – Sir William Rowan Hamilton (as in Hamiltonian path); Alexander Hamilton (as in Hamiltonian economic program)
  • Hamitic – Ham (as in Hamitic languages)
  • Harveian – William Harvey (as in Harveian Oration)
  • Haydnesque – Joseph Haydn
  • Hegelian – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (as in Hegelian dialectic)
  • Henrician – King Henry VIII (as in Henrician Reformation); Henry III of France (as in Henrician Articles)
  • herculean – Hercules, of Greek mythology (as in herculean task)
  • hermaphroditic – Hermaphroditus, of Greek mythology
  • hermetic – Hermes Trismegistus, a mythological alchemist (as in hermetic seal)
  • Hermitian – Charles Hermite (as in Hermitian matrix)
  • Herodian – Herod the Great (as in Herodian Dynasty)
  • Heronian – Hero of Alexandria (as in Heronian triangle)
  • Hilbertian – David Hilbert (as in Hilbertian field)
  • Hippocratic – Hippocrates (as in Hippocratic Oath)
  • Hitchcockian – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hitlerian – Adolf Hitler
  • Hobbesian – Thomas Hobbes
  • Holmesian – Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle's fictional character; also Sherlockian
  • Homeric – Homer
  • Horatian – Horace (as in Horatian satire)
  • Humean – David Hume
  • Hunterian – William Hunter (anatomist) (as in Hunterian Museum)
  • Hussite – Jan Hus (as in Hussite Wars)
  • Hutterite – Jacob Hutter
  • Ignatian – Ignatius of Loyola (as in Ignatian spirituality)
  • Imeldific – Imelda Marcos (meaning ostentatious; extravagant)
  • Irenic -- Eirene (of Greek mythology; meaning peaceable)
  • Jacksonian – Andrew Jackson (as in Jacksonian democracy); John Hughlings Jackson (as in Jacksonian seizure)
  • Jacobean – King James I (as in Jacobean era)
  • Jacobian – Carl Gustav Jacobi (as in Jacobian matrix)
  • Jacobite – King James II (as in Jacobitism)
  • Jagiellonian – Władysław II Jagiełło (as in Jagiellonian dynasty)
  • Japhetic – Japheth (as in Japhetic theory)
  • Jeffersonian – Thomas Jefferson (as in Jeffersonian democracy)
  • Johannine – Saint John the Evangelist (as in Johannine literature)
  • Johnsonian – Samuel Johnson
  • Jordanesque – Michael Jordan (usually denotes remarkable athletic achievement or dominance)
  • Josephite – Saint Joseph (as in Josephite Marriage or Josephite Fathers)
  • jovial – Jove/Jupiter, of Roman mythology; also Jovian
  • Joycean – James Joyce (as in Pre-Joycean Fellowship)
  • Julian – Julius Caesar (as in Julian calendar)
  • Jungian – Carl Jung (as in Jungian psychology)
  • Junoesque – Juno, of Roman mythology
  • Juvenalian – Juvenal (as in Juvenalian satire)

K–M[edit]

  • Kafkaesque – Franz Kafka[2]
  • Kantian – Immanuel Kant
  • Keatsian – John Keats
  • Kemalist – Kemal Atatürk
  • Kennedyesque – John F. Kennedy
  • Keynesian – John Maynard Keynes (as in Keynesian economics)
  • Kierkegaardian – Søren Kierkegaard
  • Kirbyesque – Jack Kirby
  • Kubrickian – Stanley Kubrick
  • Lacanian – Jacques Lacan (as in Lacanian psychoanalysis)
  • Lagrangian – Joseph-Louis Lagrange (as in Lagrangian point)
  • Lamarckian – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (as in Lamarckian evolution)
  • Laplacian – Pierre-Simon Laplace (as in Laplacian field, Laplacian matrix)
  • Levitical – Levi (as in Levitical Priesthood)
  • Leibnizian – Gottfried Leibniz (as in Leibnizian calculus)
  • Leninist – Vladimir Lenin
  • Lilian – Aloysius Lilius (as in Lilian date)
  • Linnaean – Carl Linnaeus (as in Linnaean taxonomy)
  • Lincolnesque – Abraham Lincoln; also Lincolnian
  • Lisztian – Franz Liszt
  • Lockean – John Locke
  • Lorentzian – Hendrik Lorentz (as in Lorentzian function)
  • Lovecraftian – H. P. Lovecraft (as in Lovecraftian horror)
  • Lucan – Saint Luke the Evangelist (as in Lucan Theology)
  • Lucasian – Henry Lucas (as in Lucasian Professor)
  • Lullian – Ramon Llull (as in Lullian art); also Llullian
  • Lumleian – John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (as in Lumleian Lectures)
  • Lutheran – Martin Luther
  • Lynchian – David Lynch
  • macadamized – John Loudon McAdam (as in macadamized system)
  • Maccabean – Judas Maccabeus (as in Maccabean revolt)
  • MacGyverian – Angus MacGyver
  • Machiavellian – Niccolò Machiavelli
  • MacIntyrean – Alasdair MacIntyre (as in MacIntyrean moral tradition)
  • Madisonian – James Madison (as in Madisonian Model)
  • Magellanic – Ferdinand Magellan (as in Magellanic Clouds)
  • Mahlerian – Gustav Mahler
  • Malpighian – Marcello Malpighi (as in Malpighian corpuscle)
  • Malthusian – Thomas Malthus (as in Malthusian catastrophe)
  • Manichaean – Mani; also Manichaean
  • manueline – Manuel I of Portugal
  • Maoist – Mao Zedong
  • Marcan – Saint Mark the Evangelist, (as in Marcan Priority)
  • Marian – Mary (as in Marian apparition); Gaius Marius (as in Marian reforms)
  • Marivaudian – Pierre de Marivaux
  • Markovian – Andrey Markov (as in Markovian process)
  • Marlenesque – Marlene Dietrich (as in Marlenesque nose)
  • Marlovian – Christopher Marlowe (as in Marlovian theory)
  • martial – Mars, of Roman mythology (as in Martial arts)
  • Marxist – Karl Marx (as in Marxist theory); also Marxian (as in Marxian economics)
  • Maslovian – Abraham Maslow
  • masochistic – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
  • Matthean – Saint Matthew the Evangelist, (as in Matthean Exception)
  • maudlin – Mary Magdalene
  • Maxwellian – James Clerk Maxwell (as in Maxwellian distribution, Maxwellian demon)
  • mazarine – Cardinal Mazarin (as in mazarine blue)
  • McCarthyist – Joseph McCarthy
  • Mendelian – Gregor Mendel (as in Mendelian inheritance)
  • Mendelssohnian – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Menippean – Menippus (as in Menippean satire)
  • Mennonite – Menno Simons
  • mercurial – Mercury
  • Merovingian – Merovech (as in Merovingian dynasty)
  • Metonic – Meton (as in Metonic cycle)
  • Millian – John Stuart Mill (as in Millian theory of proper names)
  • Miltonic – John Milton; also Miltonian
  • Minkowskian – Hermann Minkowski
  • Mithridatic – Mithridates VI (as in Mithridatic Wars)
  • Mosaic – Moses (as in Mosaic Law, but not as in mosaic floor)
  • Mozartean – Wolfgang Mozart
  • Muhammadan – Muhammad (as in Muhammadan art)

N–Q[edit]

  • Napierian – John Napier (as in Napierian logarithm)
  • Napoleonic – Napoléon Bonaparte (as in Napoleonic code)
  • narcissistic – Narcissus, of Greek mythology (as in Narcissistic personality disorder)
  • Nehruvian – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Neronian – Nero
  • Nervan – Nerva (as in Nervan-Antonian dynasty)
  • Nestorian – Nestorius (as in Nestorian Schism)
  • Newtonian – Isaac Newton (as in Newtonian telescope)
  • Nietzschean – Friedrich Nietzsche (as in Nietzschean affirmation)
  • Noachian – Noah (as in Noachian deluge)
  • Noetherian – Emmy Noether (as in Noetherian ring)
  • Norquistian – Grover Norquist
  • Odinic – Odin
  • Odyssean – Odysseus
  • Oedipal – Oedipus, of Greek mythology (as in Oedipal complex)
  • ohmic – Georg Ohm (as in ohmic device)
  • onanistic – Onan
  • Orphic – Orpheus, of Greek mythology (as in Orphic Mysteries)
  • Orwellian – George Orwell
  • Osirian – Osiris, of Egyptian mythology
  • Ottoman – Osman I (as in Ottoman Empire)
  • Ottonian – Otto I the Great (as in Ottonian Dynasty)
  • Ovidian – Ovid
  • Oxfordian – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (as in Oxfordian theory)
  • Palinian – Michael Palin (as in Palinian wit)
  • Palladian – Andrea Palladio (as in Palladian architecture)
  • Panglossian – Pangloss, Voltaire's fictional character
  • Paracelsian – Paracelsus
  • parkinsonian – James Parkinson (as in parkinsonian syndrome)
  • Pauline – Paul of Tarsus (as in Pauline epistles)
  • Pavlovian – Ivan Pavlov (as in Pavlovian conditioning)
  • Pecksniffian – Seth Pecksniff, Dickens' fictional character
  • Pelagian – Pelagius (as in Pelagian heresy)
  • Pepysian – Samuel Pepys
  • Periclean – Pericles (as in Periclean Athens)
  • Petrine – Saint Peter (as in Petrine primacy); also Peter the Great (as in Petrine baroque)
  • Piagetian – Jean Piaget (as in Piagetian theory)
  • Pickwickian – Samuel Pickwick, Dickens' fictional character
  • Pinteresque – Harold Pinter
  • Platonic – Plato (as in Platonic love)
  • Plinian – Pliny (as in Plinian eruption)
  • Plutarchian – Plutarch
  • plutonic – Pluto, of Greek & Roman mythology (as in Plutonic theory); also plutonian
  • Pollyannish – Pollyanna, fictional character
  • Pombaline – Marquis of Pombal (as in Pombaline Downtown)
  • Popperian – Karl Popper (as in Popperian falsification)
  • Procrustean – Procrustes, of Greek mythology (as in Pombaline Downtown)
  • Promethean – Prometheus, of Greek mythology
  • protean – Proteus, of Greek mythology
  • Proustian – Marcel Proust (as in Proustian memory)
  • Ptolemaic – Ptolemy (as in Ptolemaic system); Ptolemy I Soter (as in Ptolemaic dynasty)
  • Pyrrhic – Pyrrhus of Epirus (as in Pyrrhic victory)
  • Pyrrhonian – Pyrrho (as in Pyrrhonian skepticism)
  • Pythagorean – Pythagoras (as in Pythagorean theorem)
  • Pythonic – Monty Python, a more correct eponym, used by Terry Jones, for the more commonly used Pythonesque (as in Pythonic sketches)
  • Pythonesque – Monty Python, fictional character name from television comedy (as in Pythonesque humour)
  • Quirinal – Quirinus, of Roman mythology (as in Quirinal Hill)
  • quixotic – Don Quixote, Cervantes' fictional character

R–U[edit]

  • Rabelaisian – François Rabelais
  • Rachmaninovian – Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Randian – Ayn Rand (as in Randian hero)
  • Raphaelesque – Raphael; also Raphaelite (as in Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood)
  • Rastafarian – Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie)
  • Reaganesque – Ronald Reagan
  • Reithian – John Reith (as in Reithian principles)
  • Ricardian – David Ricardo (as in Ricardian economics)
  • Richardsonian – Henry Hobson Richardson (as in Richardsonian Romanesque)
  • Riemannian – Bernhard Riemann (as in Riemannian geometry)
  • ritzy – César Ritz
  • Rockwellian – Norman Rockwell
  • Rogerian – Carl Rogers (as in Rogerian therapy)
  • Rothbardian – Murray N. Rothbard
  • Rousseauian – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Rubenesque – Peter Paul Rubens
  • Rumsfeldian – Donald Rumsfeld
  • Ruthian – Babe Ruth
  • sadistic – Marquis de Sade
  • Sambergian – Andy Samberg
  • Samsonian – Samson
  • Sapphic – Sappho (as in Sapphic love)
  • Sartrean – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Sasanian – Sassan (as in Sasanian dynasty); also Sassanian, Sassanid
  • satanic – Satan (as in Satanic Verses)
  • Saturnine – Saturn (as in Saturnine temperament)
  • Schubertian (as in Franz Schubert)
  • Seleucid – Seleucus I Nicator (as in Seleucid Empire)
  • Semitic – Shem (as in Semitic languages)
  • Senecan – Seneca (as in Senecan Tragedy)
  • Servian – Servius Tullius (as in Servian Wall)
  • Severan – Septimius Severus (as in Severan dynasty)
  • Shakespearean – William Shakespeare (as in Shakespearean authorship, Shakespearean tragedy)
  • Shavian – George Bernard Shaw (as in Shavian alphabet, Shavian reversal)
  • Sistine – Pope Sixtus IV (as in Sistine Chapel)
  • Sisyphean – Sisyphus, of Greek mythology
  • Skinnerian – B. F. Skinner (as in Skinnerian behaviorism)
  • Smithsonian – James Smithson (as in Smithsonian Institution)
  • Socinian – Faustus Socinus
  • Socratic – Socrates (as in Socratic method)
  • Solomonic – Solomon (as in Solomonic dynasty)
  • Solonian – Solon (as in Solonian Constitution)
  • Sophoclean – Sophocles
  • Spencerian – Platt Rogers Spencer (as in Spencerian script)
  • Spenserian – Edmund Spenser (as in Spenserian stanza)
  • Spielbergian – Steven Spielberg
  • Spinozist – Baruch Spinoza (as in Spinozism)
  • Stalinist – Joseph Stalin (as in Stalinist architecture)
  • stentorian – Stentor, of Greek mythology
  • sybaritic – Sybaris
  • tantalizing – Tantalus
  • Tennysonian – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • terpsichorean – Terpsichore
  • Thatcherite - Margaret Thatcher
  • Theodosian – Count Theodosius (as in Theodosian dynasty)
  • thespian – Thespis
  • Thomist – St. Thomas Aquinas (as in Thomist philosophy)
  • Thomsonian – Dr. Samuel Thomson (as in Thomsonian Medicine)
  • Thoreauvian – Henry David Thoreau
  • thrasonical – Thraso, Terence's fictional character
  • Titchy – Little Tich, stage name of Harry Relph
  • Titian – Titian (as in titian-coloured)
  • Timurid – Timur (Tamerlane) (as in Timurid Empire)
  • Tironian – Marcus Tullius Tiro (as in Tironian notes)
  • Titanic – Titan (as in Titanic prime)
  • Tolstoyan – Leo Tolstoy; also Tolstoian
  • Torricellian – Evangelista Torricelli (as in Torricellian chamber)
  • Trotskyist – Leon Trotsky; also Trotskyite
  • Trumpian - Donald Trump
  • Tychonic – Tycho Brahe (as in Tychonic system); also Tychonian
  • Umayyad – Umayya ibn Abd Shams (as in Umayyad Dynasty)

V–Z[edit]

  • Vesalian – Vesalius
  • Vestal – Vesta, of Roman mythology (as in Vestal Virgin)
  • Victorian – Queen Victoria (as in Victorian era)
  • Virgilian – Virgil; also Vergilian
  • Vitruvian – Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (as in Vitruvian Man)
  • Voltaic – Alessandro Volta (as in Voltaic pile)
  • Voltairean – Voltaire
  • Vonnegutian – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Vygotskian – Lev Vygotsky
  • Wagnerian – Richard Wagner (as in Wagnerian rock)
  • Waldensian – Peter Waldo (as in Waldensian Church)
  • Wardian – Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (as in Wardian Case)
  • Washingtonian – George Washington; Martha Washington (as in Washingtonian movement)
  • Wesleyan – John Wesley (as in Wesleyan Church)
  • Wavian – Evelyn Waugh
  • Whedonesque – Joss Whedon (popularized by the fan site Whedonesque.com)
  • Whitlamesque – Gough Whitlam
  • Wildean – Oscar Wilde
  • Williamite – King William III (as in Williamite War)
  • Wilsonian – Woodrow Wilson
  • Wolffian – Caspar Friedrich Wolff (a Wolffian body, as in Wolffian duct)
  • Woodwardian – John Woodward (as in Woodwardian Professor of Geology)
  • Wordsworthean – William Wordsworth, (as in Wadsworthean ego)
  • Wronskian – Josef Hoëné-Wroński (as in Wronskian determinant)
  • Zoroastrian – Zoroaster (Zarathustra); also Zarathustrian
  • Zwinglian – Huldrych Zwingli

See also[edit]

  • List of eponyms

Notes[edit]

  1. ↑ Lobeck, Anne; Denham, Kristin (2014). "Adjective Morphology". Navigating English Grammar: A Guide to Analyzing Real Language. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-118-34030-1. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. ↑ Plotnik, Arthur (2011). "Appendix 3: An Alphabet of Eponymous Acclaim". Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives (1st ed.). Berkeley, California: Viva Editions. pp. 209–215. ISBN 978-1-57344-660-0. eponymous adjectives. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png


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