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Patronymic

Paˊtro-nym′ic

(-nĭm′ĭk)
,
Adj.
[L.
patronymicus
, Gr.
πατρωνυμικός
;
πατήρ
father +
ὄνομα
name: cf. F.
patronymique
.]
Derived from ancestors;
as, a
patronymic
denomination
.

Paˊtro-nym′ic

,
Noun.
[Gr.
πατρωνυμικόν
.]
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.
M. A. Lower.

Webster 1828 Edition


Patronymic

PATRONYM'IC

,
Noun.
[L. patronymicus; from Gr. father, and name.]
A name of men or women derived from that of their parents or ancestors; as Tydides, the son of Tydeus, Pelides, the son of Peleus, that is, Achilles.

Definition 2022


patronymic

patronymic

English

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Adjective

patronymic (not comparable)

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

Noun

patronymic (plural patronymics)

  1. 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.

Usage notes

A patronymic is often formed by adding a prefix or suffix to a name.

First Name Affix Patronymic
Peter -son, -sen Peterson, Petersen
Patrick Fitz- Fitzpatrick
Hugh -es Hughes
Donald Mac, Mc MacDonald, McDonald
Ilya -ich Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr -ovich Petrovich
Sergey -evich Sergeyevich
Ilya -ichna Ilyinichna
Pyotr -ovna Petrovna
Sergey -evna Sergeyevna
Hernando -ez Hernández
Kevork -ian Kevorkian

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References

  • patronymic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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