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In science, though the honorific purpose for eponymy plays a much larger role, the practical purpose is exactly analogous to that in everyday life.
Though the wounded pride of frustrated potential eponyms is not to be taken lightly, in the grand scheme of things not much damage is done by eponymic inaccuracy, as long as the practical function of eponymy is not impaired.
By eponymy we mean the formation of common nouns from proper nouns.
1980, Stigler's Law of Eponymy, Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences, 39, 147-158.
Stigler's Law of Eponymy," Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2d series, vol.
That is to say, the existence of elements such as fire and soul allow for a kind of mirroring, within the sensible world, of the eponymy relationship that standardly holds between Forms and sensibles.
During the eponymy of Ittabsi-den-Assur, the three qepu of KAV 99 (and Ma anayu, one of the addressees, as well) discover damage while examining the textiles.