Patronymic

A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one`s father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor. A component of a name based on the name of one`s mother or a female ancestor is a matronymic. Each is a means of conveying lineage. Patronymics are still in use, including mandatory use, in many plac.....
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patronymic

[adj] - of a patronymic name 2. [n] - a name derived with an affix (such as -son in English or O`- in Irish) from the name of your father or a paternal ancestor
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Patronymic

• (n.) A modification of the father`s name borne by the son; a name derived from that of a parent or ancestor; as, Pelides, the son of Peleus; Johnson, the son of John; Macdonald, the son of Donald; Paulowitz, the son of Paul; also, the surname of a family; the family name. • (a.) Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.Patr...
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patronymic

adjective of a patronymic name
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Patronymic

Pa`tro┬Ěnym'ic adjective [ Latin patronymicus , Greek ...; ... father + ... name: confer French patronymique .] Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.
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Patronymic

a name inherited from a paternal ancestor.
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patronymic

name derived from that of a father or paternal ancestor, usually by the addition of a suffix or prefix meaning `son.` Thus the Scottish name ... [2 related articles]
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patronymic

patronymic A reference to patronym, or a name derived from a male (father) ancestor`s name; especially, one that adds a prefix; for example, 'Mac-', or a suffix; such as, '-son' to an earlier name.
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