Patronym



[pa-truh-nim] /ˈpæ trə nɪm/

noun
1.
(defs 3, 4).
noun

a name derived from a father or ancestor; a surname or family name
Word Origin

patri- ‘father’ + -onym ‘name’
n.

1834, from Greek patronymos, from patr-, comb. form of pater “father” (see father (n.)) + -onym “name” (see name (n.)).

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