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Re: After

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 4:38
Gary> And I'm not sure how to define this use: "I was named after my Great
Gary> grandfather.

That would be something like "in a manner inspired by", assuming you
don't just decide that "name after" is an incompletely-analyzable phrasal
verb.  (In my 'lect "after" is still generally productive in this
sense, so I don't hold that latter view, but I can understand those who