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  • n. Plural form of patronymic.


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  • As a matter of fact, in one ultra-significant way, watching The Demons is an improvement over reading it for the simple reason that reading any Russian novel boasting scores of characters trailing patronymics and nicknames is a trial, whereas on stage the characters are embodied by actors.

    David Finkle: First Nighter: Peter Stein Scores with Dostoyevsky's The Demons for 12 Hours!

  • It may not be beyond possibility that the patronymics of two different Iagos got mixed up at some point, either in copying the Triads or in oral stories and sagas, and that the Iago in the Triads who suffered the hatchet-blow by one of his own men was Iago son of Idwal son of Meurig (1039) instead of Iago son of Beli (613).

    Kings of Lindsey

  • I have missed the patronymics out of the list above for ease of reading.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • However, the Gwynedd genealogies aren't full of Heinrich son of Heinrich son of Heinrich son of Heinrich, and most "X son of Y" patronymics have two different names in the pair, so there doesn't seem to have been the same habit of recycling the same name over and over in successive generations.

    Chronology of the Kings of Gwynedd in the seventh century

  • Truly as we use patronymics his middle name is Gerchofovitch which Americans find difficult to the tongue.

    Lock n' Loaded: Cracking Down on Bike Theft

  • A basic knowledge of Finnish terms (for birth, death, son, daughter, etc.) and patronymics are kept handy in my toolbox, together with the books and websites mentioned above.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • Surnames ending in az, ez, oz or iz are all patronymics.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • This challenge will test your ability to read a few words of an incomprehensible foreign language and decipher patronymics.

    Genealogue Challenge #41

  • But, reader, the day will come, I hope, when a paternal government will stamp out, as seeds of national weakness, all depressing patronymics, and when godfathers and godmothers will soberly and earnestly debate the interest of the nameless one, and not rush blindfold to the christening.

    Lay Morals

  • Atlas several times refers to his reverence for Russian literature and emphasis on his own Russian roots; in the '50s he aquired a "habit of addressing his friends with patronymics 'Dear Yevgeny Pavlovitch'"—but none of this proves anything except affinity. RIP SAUL BELLOW.


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