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They can be called eponymous adjectives. Wikipedia has a long list. There is no reason to limit them to Latin origins, and really, there's nothing Latin about Elizabethan or Georgian. English adjectives made from English names.


I'd call them dynastic adjectives heraldic adjectives :-)


Those are "adjectives derived from proper nouns" and there's no specific term for them other than that, as far as I know.


It all depends on context. In the context of sports, "commentator" is rubbish. Most professional American writers or normal Joe Blow speakers will use "announcer" for someone who calls a sports game, or "color analyst" for someone who provides insight beyond play-by-play. Commentator in a sports context reeks of bogus linguistic artifice, as if the person ...


Consider this example: Judges on the various federal District Courts of Appeal are beginning to rebel against their masters, the Supreme Court. Here we have one entity (the Supreme Court) referred to as something plural (masters). It is indisputable that the Supreme Court has ultimate authority over the decisions of the various courts of appeal. But if ...

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