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Noun1.patronym - a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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But his patronym remains a mystery, as does that of 'Umar ibn Thaqf, which is equally obscure (and can be read with other combinations of dots and vowels).
Etymology: The specific name gesmonei is treated as a patronym in gratitude and recognition to Ges-mone Fernandes Godoy, who discovered the species.
The study showed that states in the South and West tended to have higher patronym scores than did states in the North and those same states ranked higher in indicators of honor ideology, such as execution rates, Army recruitment levels, and suicide rates among White men and women.
Etymology: The species name is a patronym for Paul Kruger, former president of the South African Republic, after whom the type locality is named.
Though "Hill" is likely an Anglophone patronym bound to a history of enslavement, Hill attempts to claim it--preceded by formal prefix--as keyword in her own self-making and "inventiveness.
Oslund applies this convention to the Canadian-born explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, whom she calls simply Vilhjalmur even though Stefansson's immigrant father converted his own patronym ("son of Stefan") into the family surname.
Although Margaret fails to secure the patronym and the nation's future through her own child, who dies, by curing Chris she enables the soldier to return and secure the nation's future through war, The novel, of course, indicates the cure is poison, because it returns Chris to the traumas of the front.
Instead, the personal name is followed by the patronym, the personal name of the person's father.
The patronym had to be Anglican according to the Ellis Island
His patronym or kunya "Abu Hamid" would indicate that his son was named Hamid, but this is not conclusive.