name derived from father's name

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • patronym — (n.) 1834, from Gk. patronymos, from patr , comb. form of pater father (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)) + onym name (see NAME (Cf. name) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Patronym — Ein Patronym oder Vater(s)name (griechisch πατρονυμικόν patronymikon, Plural: Patronymika) ist ein Name, der angibt, wie der Vater des Namensträgers mit Vornamen heißt. Nimmt der Name auf die Mutter Bezug, so nennt man ihn ein Metronym (zu μήτηρ… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • patronym — (adjective patronymic)) a taxonomic name derived from the name of a male person. Often used to honour a scientist or collector. Not the author or describer of the taxon. See also matronym …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • patronym — /pa treuh nim/, n. patronymic (defs. 3, 4). [1825 35; < Gk patrónymos (adj.) patronymic. See PATRI , ONYM] * * * …   Universalium

  • patronym — noun /ˈpætrəʊnɪm,ˈpætroʊnɪm/ a) The name of someones father. b) A patronymic surname. See Also: patronymic …   Wiktionary

  • Patronym — Vatersname …   Universal-Lexikon

  • patronym — /ˈpætrənɪm/ (say patruhnim) noun → patronymic (defs 3 and 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • patronym — pa|tro|nym (el. patronymikon) sb., et, er, erne (efternavn dannet af farens fornavn) …   Dansk ordbog

  • Patronym — Pa|t|ro|nym, das; s, e, Pa|t|ro|ny|mi|kon, Pa|t|ro|ny|mi|kum, das; s, ...ka <griechisch> (nach dem Namen des Vaters gebildeter Name, z. B. Petersen = Peters Sohn) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • patronym — noun 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) • Syn: ↑patronymic • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

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