Origin of metronymic
Examples from the Web for metronymic
Descent henceforth was reckoned in the paternal line, and society had become patronymic instead of metronymic.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
Metronymic, met-ro-nim′ik, adj. derived from the name of one's mother, or other female ancestor.
British Dictionary definitions for metronymic
less commonly matronymic
Word Origin for metronymic
Word Origin and History for metronymic
"derived from the name of a mother or maternal ancestor," 1881, from Late Greek metronymikos "named for one's mother," from meter (genitive metros) "mother" (see mother (n.1)) + onyma (see name (n.)). Related: Metronymically (1822).