patronymic

  • 1 Patronymic — Pa tro*nym ic ( n[i^]m [i^]k), a. [L. patronymicus, Gr. patrwnymiko s; path r father + o noma name: cf. F. patronymique.] Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Patronymic — Pa tro*nym ic, n. [Gr. patrwnymiko n.] A modification of the father s name borne by the son; a name derived from that of a parent or ancestor; as, Pelides, the son of Peleus; Johnson, the son of John; Macdonald, the son of Donald; Paulowitz, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 patronymic — [pa΄trə nim′ik] adj. [LL patronymicus < Gr patrōnymikos < patēr,FATHER + onyma,NAME] 1. derived from the name of a father or ancestor 2. showing such descent [a patronymic suffix] n. 1. a name showing descent from a given person as by the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 patronymic — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 patronymic — (n.) 1610s, from L.L. patronymicum, from neut. of patronymicus derived from a father s name, from patronymos named from the father, from pater (gen. patros) father + onyma name …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Patronymic — A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the name of one s father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor. A component of a name based on the name of one s mother or a female ancestor is a matronymic. Each is a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 patronymic — patronymically, adv. /pa treuh nim ik/, adj. 1. (of family names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, esp. by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent. 2. (of a suffix or prefix) indicating descent. n. 3. a patronymic name …

    Universalium

  • 8 patronymic — 1. adjective Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination. 2. noun name acquired from ones fathers, grandfathers or earlier male ancestors first name. Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name;… …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 patronymic — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek patronymia patronymic, from patr + onyma name more at name Date: 1612 a name derived from that of the father or a paternal ancestor usually by the addition of an affix • patronymic adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 patronymic — noun (C) technical a name formed from the name of your father, grandfather etc patronymic adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 patronymic — pat•ro•nym•ic [[t]ˌpæ trəˈnɪm ɪk[/t]] n. 1) ling. a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor, esp. by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent, as Williamson (son of William) or Macdonald (son of Donald) 2) ling. (of a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 patronymic — /pætrəˈnɪmɪk/ (say patruh nimik) adjective 1. (of names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, especially by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent. 2. (of a suffix or prefix) indicating such descent. –noun Also, patronym …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 patronymic — См. patronìmico …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 14 patronymic — adjective for patronym …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 15 patronymic — adj. [Gr. pater, father; onyma, name] In nomenclature, a name based on that of a person …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 16 patronymic — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. surname, family name, cognomen, father s name; see name 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 patronymic — pætrÉ™ nɪmɪk n. family name adj. paternal, pertaining to a father; pertaining to the father s side of the family …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 patronymic — [ˌpatrə nɪmɪk] noun a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor, e.g. Johnson, O Brien, Ivanovich. Origin C17: via late L. from Gk patrōnumikos, from patrōnumos, from patēr, patr father + onoma name …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 patronymic — n. Surname, family name, ancestral name, sirname, cognomen …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 patronymic — n family name, surname, last name, cognomen, father s name, ancestral name, Dial. birth name …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder