patronymic


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pat·ro·nym·ic

 (păt′rə-nĭm′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor.
n.
A name so derived.

[Late Latin patrōnymicus, from Greek patrōnumikos, from patrōnumos, named after one's father : patēr, patr-, father + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

pat′ro·nym′i·cal·ly adv.

patronymic

(ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk)
adj
(Sociology) (of a name) derived from the name of its bearer's father or ancestor. In Western cultures, many surnames are patronymic in origin, as for example Irish names beginning with O' and English names ending with -son; in other cultures, such as Russian, a special patronymic name is used in addition to the surname
n
(Sociology) a patronymic name
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek patronumikos, from patēr father + onoma name]

pat•ro•nym•ic

(ˌpæ trəˈnɪm ɪk)

n.
1. a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor, esp. by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent, as Williamson (son of William) or Macdonald (son of Donald).
adj.
2. (of a family name) derived from the name of a father or ancestor.
3. (of a suffix or prefix) indicating descent from a father or ancestor.
[1605–15; < Late Latin patrōnymicus < Greek patrōnymikós=patrṓnym(os) patronymic (see patri-, -onym) + -ikos -ic]
pat`ro•nym′i•cal•ly, adv.

patronymic

a name derived from a father or paternal ancestor. Cf. metronymic.
See also: Names
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patronymic - 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
Adj.1.patronymic - of or derived from a personal or family name
Translations
Vatersname

patronymic

[ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk]
A. ADJpatronímico
B. Npatronímico m

patronymic

adjpatronymisch
nPatronymikon nt, → Vatersname m

patronymic

[ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk] adj & npatronimico/a
References in classic literature ?
Levin was just about to enter into conversation with the old waiter, when the secretary of the court of wardship, a little old man whose specialty it was to know all the noblemen of the province by name and patronymic, drew him away.
Thorley Chivers, but who, having received a Papal title, had resumed her first husband's patronymic, and called herself the Marchioness Manson, because in Italy she could turn it into Manzoni) the little girl received an expensive but incoherent education, which included "drawing from the model," a thing never dreamed of before, and playing the piano in quintets with professional musicians.
His name was Sven Anderssen, his one pride being that his patronymic was spelt with a double "s.
I fall into my country's habit of putting your patronymic first, my friend Jonathan Harker will not be by my side to correct and aid me.
But if I were you, Kirylo Sidorovitch," he continued, leering and laying a peculiar emphasis on the patronymic," I wouldn't boast at large of the introduction.
The bid must be issued on the official form with the full name of the organization, indicating the legal address, certified by the original seal and signature of the trustee, the name, first name and patronymic of the contact person and his telephone number and e-mail address, and also must contain the following information for each Lot
VL is the first name and patronymic name initials of the Minister of Sport, Vitaly Leontiyevich Mutko.
Statius also repeatedly identifies Adrastus by his lineage, using the patronymic Talaionides.
He did not dodge a single question," the ex-mayor's lawyer Genri Reznik said, using Luzhkov's patronymic, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.
The normal rule in Russian is that if it is a patronymic, meaning son of Abram, serving as a middle name, it is pronounced A-BRA-mo-vich, but if it is a surname, it should be A-bra-MO-vich.
Lastly, there was the patronymic system of taking the father's forename as the child's surname.
Patronymic names enshrine the father's name, such as Jackson or Jenkinson.