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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
Serfs were not addressed with their patronymic by their superiors.A Nobleman's Nest|Ivan Turgenieff
This name was usually a patronymic, expressive of his descent from the founder of the family.The Lady of the Lake|Sir Walter Scott
Peter Liberty needed no prompting to vindicate, on a fitting occasion, his right to his patronymic.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
It occurs in early Norman times as a personal name, and afterwards as a patronymic.
The admiral's grandfather, the Huguenot exile, was "Regnier," but his descendants anglicized the patronymic into "Rainier."The Mountain that was 'God'|John H. Williams