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 O.

Oedipus complex: Noun

According to Freudian theory, the complex of emotions aroused in a young child by an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex

Oedipus was a character in Greek mythology who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.

Onanism: Noun

1. Masturbation

2. Coitus interruptus

After Onan, son of Judah (Genesis 38.9), is said to have practiced coitus interruptus.

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