teknonymy

[ tek-non-uh-mee ]
/ tɛkˈnɒn ə mi /

noun

the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child.

Origin of teknonymy

< Greek tékn(on) child + ónym(a) name + -y3

Related forms

tek·non·y·mous, adjectivetek·non·y·mous·ly, adverb
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