Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A paternal name; a name derived from one's father or from one's ancestors in the male line.
- n. 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)
- From Ancient Greek πατήρ (patēr, "father") + ὄνομα (onoma, "name"). (Wiktionary)
““I think she's added muscle tone dragging around the big patronym.””
“Rhinopithecus strykeri is a patronym honouring Jon Stryker, founder of the Arcus Foundation, that supports primate conservation and funded the species survey that resulted in the discovery of the species.”
“According to her daughter, Dr. Mariassa Bat-Miriam Katsenelson, Yokheved Bat-Miriam intentionally changed her last name from a patronym (Zhelezniak) to a matronym, Bat-Miriam, “because she saw herself as the daughter of that same Miriam, the sister of Moses, the first woman poet in Israel.””
“Then, if ale0nas is a patronym, the translation of the Bonfantes cannot be right.”
“Hans: Then, if ale0nas is a patronym, the translation of the Bonfantes cannot be right.”
“Aleθnas is marked in the genitive to mark it as a patronym from the father's line.”
“Clynes theory of emotional “quarks” which comprise the atoms and molecules of our inner life is an intellectual license to rescind the historical construct of the person and replace it with something as beautiful and soulless as a downdraft whipping a lake surface into a frenzy … a phenomena without a patronym, or honor.”
“He told me that Iceland maintained two phone directories: A small one for people with family names, arranged alphabetically by surname, and a main directory for traditional patronyms, alphabetically by given name, and then broken down by patronym.”
“One had a traditional patronym (his name was Sigurðer Flossison, his father was Flossi Sigurðerson, and so they went for generations); the other had a "family name" (Borg).”
“I asked Oskar why he had a family name rather than a patronym, and he said that a great-grandfather had emigrated to France and started a business under the name Borg, which then became a family name when they returned to Iceland.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘patronym’.
This used to be my nym list, but there are so many words about words, I think it's time to expand and open.
Classes of words and types of word formation
Source and definitions: http://phrontistery.info/name.html
denoting or relating to names
Nouns meaning a name
My ambition is to build a list with the names for
1. ALL types of word formation
2. the words put together by 1.
using a strict definition: e.g. "antonym", "aptronym" "palindrom...
Most of these describe word patterns or relationships between words.
Terms that would be good to know.
Looking for tweets for patronym.