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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.

    Elsa Zylberstein.

  • You would have patronyms (Johnson) and matronyms (Janesdaughter).

    An Unconventional Naming Convention

  • 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. NUMBER SYSTEMS.

  • 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.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 1


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