Called Eponyms, many words tell interesting tales about their origins.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 many of these Eponyms come from the persons surnames.

Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with A.

Aphrodisiac: Noun

A food, drink or drug that stimulates sexual desires

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology.

Armageddon: Noun

A final, decisive conflict

1. The last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgment (as mentioned in the New Testament)

2. A catastrophic conflict

The word is derived from the Hebrew, Har Megiddon or Hill of Megiddo.

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