Definition of Patronymic

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Patronym
Generic synonyms: Name
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland



2. Adjective. Of or derived from a personal or family name.
Derivative terms: Patronym

Definition of Patronymic

1. a. Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.

2. n. A modification of the father's name borne by the son; a name derived from that of a parent or ancestor; as, Pelides, the son of Peleus; Johnson, the son of John; Macdonald, the son of Donald; Paulowitz, the son of Paul; also, the surname of a family; the family name.

Definition of Patronymic

1. Adjective. Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination. ¹

2. Noun. name acquired from one's father's, grandfather's or earlier male ancestor's first name. Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other cultures (like Russia) use both a patronymic and a surname. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patronymic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patronymic

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Literary usage of Patronymic

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1. Readings in Descriptive and Historical Sociology by Franklin Henry Giddings (1906)
"The patronymic horde, or village, in like manner, is a relatively compact group. patronymic hordes are consolidated into tribes, and tribes are united in ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"The history of the patronymic surnames is one which deserves to be ... Growth of patronymic surnames. Survival of English Christian names as surnames. ..."

3. Surveys, Historic and Economic by William James Ashley (1900)
"It may be remembered that Kemble started with the assumption that in English place-names the suffix -ing had a ' patronymic' significance. ..."

4. Inductive Sociology: A Syllabus of Methods, Analyses and Classifications by Franklin Henry Giddings (1901)
"A patronymic group is one in which all relationships are traced in the male ... it.1 Each patronymic group is named from a real or fictitious male ancestor. ..."

5. The Family in Its Sociological Aspects by James Quayle Dealey (1912)
"CHAPTER III THE PATRIARCHAL OR patronymic FAMILY SOCIETY, ... to a patronymic social organization, was deeply influenced by the economic struggle for foods. ..."

6. The Family in Its Sociological Aspects by James Quayle Dealey (1912)
"CHAPTER III THE PATRIARCHAL OR patronymic FAMILY SOCIETY, ... to a patronymic social organization, was deeply influenced by the economic struggle for foods. ..."

7. The Primitives of the Greek Tongue: With Rules for Derivation by Claude Lancelot (1812)
"When the genitive in a comes from a noun in ¬ęs im. pure, the patronymic ... When it comes from 0s pure, or from a noun in &s or in. w, the patronymic is in ..."

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