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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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Name of the organization, address, telephone number, surname, name, patronym
If Carr's title for her play highlights Raftery's name, and by extension the patronym itself, Arias's title, La escualida familia, draws attention to the communal sense of deprivation a whole family experiences.
But McLean (1998:99-103) argues that the adoption of his father's tribal name as his patronym was an affirmation by Albert of his Aboriginality.
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).
More than Odysseus, effacing her patronym, Assia Djebar, born Fatima Zohra Imalayene, wrote in her own name.
Etymology: The specific name gesmonei is treated as a patronym in gratitude and recognition to Ges-mone Fernandes Godoy, who discovered the species.
For it is not certain that all these acts carry a notation in the margin of the events that followed, such as the recognition or the legitimization of the child by the father, even though we have every reason to believe that this happened frequently, with the patronym leaving less uncertainty about the significance of the father figure in the family organization.
7) Between his father's rejection of his patronym and his mother's suppressed desire for a different name, the son was obliged to seek putative fathers.
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.