matronymic

[ma-truh-nim-ik]
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Examples from the Web for matronymic

Historical Examples of 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
  1. a less common word for metronymic
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Word Origin and History for 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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