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This is a list of words derived from toponyms, followed by the place name it is derived from.

Contents

General

Events/agreements

Food and drink (other than cheese and wine)

Note: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is named after the local Saskatoon berry, rather than vice versa.

Cheese

Wine

Corporations

There are some corporations whose name is simply the same as their original location.

Elements

See: Chemical elements named after places

Derivations from literary or mythical places

  • Eden, any paradisaical area, named after the religious Garden of Eden
  • El Dorado, any area of great wealth, after the mythical city of gold
  • hell, any horrible place, after the religious Hell
  • Lilliputian, meaning very small in size — Lilliput, fictional island in the book Gulliver's Travels
  • Shangri-La, a mythical utopia, a language usage — Shangri-La, fictional place in the novel Lost Horizon
  • utopia, term for organized society — Utopia, fictional republic from the book of the same name

See also

 

Published - January 2009


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