Definitions for patronymicˌpæ trəˈnɪm ɪk

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  1. patronymic, patronym(adj)

    a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

  2. patronymic(adj)

    of or derived from a personal or family name

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  1. patronymic(Noun)

    name acquired from one's father's, grandfather's or earlier male ancestor's first name. Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other cultures (like Russia) use both a patronymic and a surname.

  2. patronymic(Adjective)

    Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.

  3. Origin: From πατήρ + ὄνομα.

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  1. Patronymic(adj)

    derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination

  2. Patronymic(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. patronymicus, Gr. patrwnymiko`s; path`r father + 'o`noma name: cf. F. patronymique.]

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  1. 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 Patronymics are still in use, including mandatory use, in many places worldwide, although their use has largely been replaced by or transformed into patronymic surnames. "Patronymic" may also mean "patronymic suffix".

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