List of Eponyms

Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with N. 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 N.

Narcissism: Noun

Excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance

Narcissus was a handsome youth, in Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool.

Nemesis: Noun

1. Just punishment or retribution

2. Anyone or anything that seems to be inevitable cause of someone’s downfall or defeat

In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the Goddess of divine punishment or retributive justice.

Nicotine: Noun

A colorless poisonous alkaloid derived from the tobacco plant and used as an insecticide. It is the substance in tobacco to which smokers cab become addicted.

Four centuries ago, French diplomat Jean Nicot (1530- 1600) bought some tobacco seeds from a Flemish trader. Nicot’s efforts to popularize the plant in Europe have ensured he has entered the dictionary.

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