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teknonymy

[tek-non-uh-mee] /tɛkˈnɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child.
Origin
< Greek tékn(on) child + ónym(a) name + -y3
Related forms
teknonymous, adjective
teknonymously, adverb
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