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Origin of patronymic
OTHER WORDS FROM patronymicpat·ro·nym·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby patronymic
Example sentences from the Web for patronymic
In many cases indeed there is good reason for doubting whether the name is a patronymic at all.
The unlucky individual whom she addressed with his Christian name and patronymic knew that a storm was impending.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
Reference has already been made to the prevalence of Colombo as a patronymic in Genoa and the neighboring country at that time.
In doing so, the patronymic, which the person originating the name bore, was adopted as the surname.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander
But to what class are we to refer the settlements represented by the local names with the supposed patronymic suffix?The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm