patronym


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Synonyms for patronym

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)

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The epithet is a patronym honoring the well known specialist in Dermestidae--Prof.
All the rest is punctuated by prudent assertions that the patronym acquired by the former slave is less arbitrary than one might imagine and that it makes sense to keep in mind the possibility of names chosen by the freed people themselves (p.
According to the study, Americans with a relatively high emphasis on honor are more likely to use patronyms, especially in the face of a terrorist threat.
Oslund applies this convention to the Canadian-born explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, whom she calls simply Vilhjalmur even though Stefansson's immigrant father converted his own patronym ("son of Stefan") into the family surname.
Although Margaret fails to secure the patronym and the nation's future through her own child, who dies, by curing Chris she enables the soldier to return and secure the nation's future through war, The novel, of course, indicates the cure is poison, because it returns Chris to the traumas of the front.
Instead, the personal name is followed by the patronym, the personal name of the person's father.
The patronym had to be Anglican according to the Ellis Island
His patronym or kunya "Abu Hamid" would indicate that his son was named Hamid, but this is not conclusive.
Etymology: The specific epithet, loftini, is a patronym in honor of Dr.
14) By including the snake-entwined rod in her painting, Lucia Anguissola combined the profession of her sitter and a visual signature referring to her patronym.
From a psychoanalytical perspective, however, replacing a patronym with a matronym betrays a downright rebellion against paternal ascendancy and a symbolical denial of the father figure.
They only feature in inscriptions with their personal names of Illyrian origin or, according to the barbarian onomastic system, a personal name and patronym of Illyrian origin.
1) Although Juan Santos were his given names, and his full last name was Fernandez y Hernandez, it became customary to refer to him during his lifetime and subsequently simply as "Santos Fernandez," even for formal purposes, to the point that his works were often indexed under "S" as though Santos was his patronym (or first last name, according to the Hispanic protocol); indeed, his daughter followed this by adopting Santos Fernandez as her own last names.
The specific name is a patronym in honor of the late Central Asian arachnologist Mr.