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Is It An Eponym?

Are the following words derived directly from a person's name (eponymous)?
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1. Delaware
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577-1618), of whom Delaware Bay was named in honor.
2. Insurgent
Eponym
Not an eponym
From Latin 'īnsurgō' ("revolt").
3. Voltage
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), in honor of his contributions to the science of electricity.
4. Filibuster
Eponym
Not an eponym
Ultimately from Dutch 'vrijbuiter' ("freebooter").
5. Stenography
Eponym
Not an eponym
From Ancient Greek 'stenós' ("narrow") plus 'graphḗ' ("writing").
6. Polemic
Eponym
Not an eponym
Ultimately from Ancient Greek 'polemikós' ("of war").
7. Cyrillic
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Saint Cyril (826/7-869), its co-inventor.
8. Sideburns
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Ambrose Burnside (1824–1881), who had them.
9. Shrapnel
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), inventor of the shrapnel anti-personnel shell.
10. Heroin
Eponym
Not an eponym
From Ancient Greek 'hḗrōs' ("hero").
11. Camomile
Eponym
Not an eponym
Ultimately from Ancient Greek 'khamaímēlon' ("earth-apple").
12. Jacuzzi
Eponym
Not an eponym
Ultimately from the Jacuzzi company, named after the 7 Jacuzzi brothers; Giocondo, Frank, Rachele, Candido, Joseph, Gelindo and Valeriano.
13. Macadamia
Eponym
Not an eponym
After John Macadam (1827-1865), in honor of his work at the Philosophical Institute of Victoria.
14. Dunce
Eponym
Not an eponym
After John Duns Scotus (1265/6-1308), whose followers opposed Renaissance humanism.
15. Sniper
Eponym
Not an eponym
After the snipe, a bird which was considered a mark of skill if one could shoot it.
16. Romaine
Eponym
Not an eponym
From French 'romaine' ("Roman"), after the city from which the crop was introduced to Western Europe.
17. Sashimi
Eponym
Not an eponym
From Japanese '刺身' ("slicing, sticking into" plus "meat").
18. Sadomasochism
Eponym
Not an eponym
A combination of 'sadism', after Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), and 'masochism', after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), both writers whose works contained such concepts.
19. Saxophone
Eponym
Not an eponym
After Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), its inventor, plus 'phone' ("maker of sound").
20. Ballerina
Eponym
Not an eponym
From Latin 'ballāre' ("to dance").
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