I’m looking for an adjective that is similar to eponymous as in:

He is playing a role of Terminator in the eponymous movie.

Except that it should be possible to use this adjective as a substitute for the phrase “same-way called” as in:

The Luxembourg village called Shengen and the _______ area located in Eurasia.

  • Modified the example sentence (about Shengen) so that it describes the word I am looking for better. It is not exactly the same as those, being discussed in the post, that mine is being a duplicate to.
    – Eduard
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 16:29
  • Possibly identically named area, but maybe And the area of the same name. Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 18:10

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One sense of homonymous is having the same name.

homonymous adjective


  1. having the same name

[Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition.]

This has already been covered on ELU when the named pair are works or people.

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    Great! Thank you! Did not know this word could be used in this meaning.
    – Eduard
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 20:33

Perhaps the term namesake is what you are looking for?

Namesake could refer to something named after something else, which I believe is what you are searching for.

  • Namesake is a noun, so does not work, but thanks!
    – Eduard
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 16:18

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