patronym

patronym

[pa-truh-nim]
noun
patronymic ( defs 3, 4 ).

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek patrṓnymos (adj.) patronymic. See patri-, -onym

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Main Entry:  patronym
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a name derived from a father or ancestor; a surname or family name
Etymology:  patri- 'father' + -onym 'name'
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