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teknonymy

[ tek-non-uh-mee ]
/ t蓻k藞n蓲n 蓹 mi /
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noun
the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child.
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Origin of teknonymy

<Greek t茅kn(on) child + 贸nym(a) name + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM teknonymy

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

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