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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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(66) He ultimately decided to establish his identity papers in the name of Fall, the Wolof equivalent of the Mande patronym Coulibaly, to prevent any further administrative issues because of his Malian origins in this period of high diplomatic tensions.
The three letter writers share the same patronym; each of them has a father called Natan.
In the background of Marcuse's account, by necessity, stand two key historical reference points: the Marquis de Sade, whom Marcuse surprisingly mentions only under the mask of "sadism" or "sadomasochism," perverse syndromes that since Krafft-Ebing's 1886 publication of Psychopathia Sexualis have born Sade's patronym, and the Utopian socialist Fourier, to whom Marcuse devotes some explicit discussion in Eros and Civilization.
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.
Addressed to a Young Lady, "is a partial source for the tale's patronym" (54) and he supports his assertion with the observation that Clio--Ussher's manuscript--and Poe's tale have "structural, symbolical and phrasal continuities" (55).
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.