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 Eponyms come from the persons, surname.

Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with H.

Hector: Verb

Talk to someone in a bullying manner

The term comes from the Trojan warrior Hector in Homer’s Iliad. Originally, it denoted a hero but later came to mean a braggart or bully.

Hermaphrodite: Noun

A person or animal having both male and female sexual organs and other sexual characters

Hermaphrodite: Adjective

Of or denoting a person, animal or plant of this kind

Greek legend has it that Hermaphroditos (the son of Hermes and Aphrodite) became joined in one body with the nymph Salmacis, hence the word Hermaphrodite.

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