teknonymy

the naming of the parent from the child

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Teknonymy — is the practice of referring to parents by the names of their children. It is used in the Korean language as well as in the Arab world and West Africa.ee also* Korean name * Kunya (Arabic) …   Wikipedia

  • teknonymy — tekˈnänəmē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek teknon child + English onymy more at thane : the custom of naming the parent after the child * * * teknonymous, adj. teknonymously …   Useful english dictionary

  • teknonymy — teknonymous, adj. teknonymously, adv. /tek non euh mee/, n. the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child. [ < Gk tékn(on) child + ónym(a) NAME + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • teknonymy — tek·non·y·my …   English syllables

  • Korean name — Infobox Korean name title=Korean name hangul=이름 / 성명 hanja= / 姓名 rr=ireum / seongmyeong mr=irŭm / sŏngmyŏng A Korean name consists of a family name followed by a given name, as used by the Korean people in both North Korea and South Korea. In the …   Wikipedia

  • -onym — The suffix onym, in English and other languages, means word, name, and words ending in onym refer to a specified kind of name or word, most of which are classical compounds. For example, an acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or… …   Wikipedia

  • Zuni language — language name=Zuni nativename=Shiwi ma familycolor=Isolate states=U.S. region=Western New Mexico speakers=9,651 iso2=zun|iso3=zun Pre European contact distribution of Zuni Zuni (also Zuñi) is a language of the Zuni people, indigenous to western… …   Wikipedia

  • South American Indian languages — Introduction       group of languages that once covered and today still partially cover all of South America, the Antilles, and Central America to the south of a line from the Gulf of Honduras to the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Estimates of… …   Universalium

  • teknonym — noun a name for an adult derived from that of a child, especially that of the eldest child See Also: teknonymic, teknonymy …   Wiktionary

  • Names for Names — When my brother and I were little, our parents used to joke that if one of us had been a girl, they could have named us Chris and Alice, so that we would be Chris and Alice Chrisomalis . Fortunately for all concerned, they did not do so, because… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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