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teknonymy

[ tek-non-uh-mee ]
/ tɛkˈnɒn ə 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 tékn(on) child + ónym(a) name + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM teknonymy

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

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