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 L.

Laconic: Adjective

Using very few words in speaking or communication, terse

The word comes from the town of Lakon or Laconia in Spartan, the Spartans being known for their terse speech.

Leotard: Noun

A close-fitting, stretchy one-piece garment covering the body of the top of the thighs, worn for dance, gymnastics and exercise

The name comes from the French trapeze artist, Jules Leonard (1842-70).

Levi’s: Noun

A trademark used for denim trousers

Bavarian immigrant to the US and a clothing merchant, Levi Strauss (1830-1902) ensured his place under the sun and sky through his creation.

Lynch: Verb

Kill someone by a group for an alleged offence, without a legal trial, especially by hanging

Captain William Lynch (1742-1820), an American plantation owner and vigilant, was the head of a self-constituted judicial tribunal in Virginia (September 22, 1780) who indulged in such extra-=judicial killings.

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