teknonymy


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teknonymy

(tɛkˈnɒnɪmɪ)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol the practice of naming a parent after his or her child
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Yoruba address system teknonymy: Its origin, types and functions.
2009 Teknonymy, Name-Avoidance, Solidarity, and Individuation among the Bentian of Indonesian Borneo.
Chapter 5 by Kenneth Sillander looks at teknonymy and its influence on kinship among the Bentian, a Dayak group in Kalimantan.
The chapter by Kenneth Sillander focuses on teknonyms and pseudoteknonyms within the larger naming system of the Bentian of Borneo while reviewing anthropological theories of teknonymy generally.
One of such address term is teknonymy, which though not presented in the categories listed in 3.2, is worth mentioning here.
Teknonymy can thus be defined as the practice among certain peoples of Africa of renaming a parent after a child.
The Vula'a also practise teknonymy. After the first-born child is named, for example Kila, the parents will be addressed as Kila inana (mother of Kila) and Kila amana (father of Kila).
Sillander, Kenneth 2009 Teknonymy, name-avoidance, solidarity, and individuation among the Bentian of Indonesian Borneo.
Teknonymy and Other Customs among the Kayans, Kenyahs, Kelamantans and Others.