matronymic

[ma-truh-nim-ik]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. matronage,
  2. matronal,
  3. matronalia,
  4. matronize,
  5. matronly,
  6. matryoshka,
  7. mats,
  8. matsu,
  9. matsu-take,
  10. matsudo

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Examples from the Web for matronymic

  • 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

matronymic

adjective, noun

a less common word for metronymic
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Word Origin and History for matronymic

matronymic

n.

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

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