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  1. metronymic.
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Historical Examples

  • The name Abraham he received from his grandfather, but it was early dropped, and he was always known by his matronymic Albert.

    Albert Gallatin

    John Austin Stevens

British Dictionary definitions for matronymic


adjective, noun
  1. a less common word for metronymic
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Word Origin and History for matronymic


1794, a hybrid from Latin mater (see mother (n.1)) + Greek-based ending from patronymic. As an adjective from 1874.

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