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- n. Plural form of patronym.
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In their work, they not only cling to their family patronyms, but deal with diverse aspects of the Jewish condition in France today.
You would have patronyms (Johnson) and matronyms (Janesdaughter).
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.
Is there ever going to come a day when people are just people and not patronyms, or "men",
(he visited there for one semester), used to complain that some patronyms just didn't sound right.