Called Eponym, a word tells interesting tale about its origin.Wittingly or unwittingly, few people and places have left their names for posterity through words that were coined after them. These words are derived from the names of real, fictional, mythical or spurious persons, places or characters, although a Eponym comes from the person's surname.

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Eponyms beginning with G.

Gerrymander: Verb

Manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) to favor one’s party or class

The term comes from Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts of USA and the word salamander, due to the supposed similarity and the shape of a new voting district created when he was in office, which was supposed to favor his party.

Geronimo: Exclaim

Used to express exhilaration when leaping or moving quickly

The word originated during the Second World War, when American paratroops adopted it as a slogan, associating it with the Apache Indian chief Geronimo (1829-1909).

Guppies: Noun

A small freshwater fish native to tropical American and widely kept in aquaria, which bears live young

In 1868, Trinidadian clergyman RJ Lechmere Guppy sent the fish specimen to the British museum. The fish have since come to be known as Guppies.

Gypsy: Noun

A member of a traveling group with dark skin and hair, who speak Romany (a language related to Hindi) and who traditionally live by itinerant trade and fortune telling

The people were originally known as Gipcyan which was short for Egyptian since the Gypsies were erroneously believed to have come from Egypt.

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