patronym

[ pa-truh-nim ]
/ ˈpæ trə nɪm /
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noun

Origin of patronym

First recorded in 1825–35, patronym is from the Greek word patrṓnymos (adj.) patronymic. See patri-, -onym
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patronym


n.

1834, from Greek patronymos, from patr-, comb. form of pater "father" (see father (n.)) + -onym "name" (see name (n.)).

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