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teknonymy

[tek-non-uh-mee]
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noun
  1. the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child.
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Origin of teknonymy

< Greek tékn(on) child + ónym(a) name + -y3
Related formstek·non·y·mous, adjectivetek·non·y·mous·ly, adverb
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  • Teknonymy, tek-non′i-mi, n. the naming of the parent from the child.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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