Patronomatology Pa`tro*nom`a*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. path`r, patro`s, a father + E. onomatology.] That branch of knowledge which deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics. [1913 Webster]

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  • patronomatology — patronomaˈtology rare 0. [f. Gr. πατήρ, πατρ father + ὀνοµα(τ ) name + λογια logy.] The study of the origin of personal names. in Webster; and in later Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • patr- — combining form or patri or patro Etymology: patr partly from Latin, from patr , pater; partly from Greek, from patr , patēr; patri from Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin, from patr , pater; patro , New Latin, from Greek, from patr ,… …   Useful english dictionary

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