patronymic
Adjective

patronymic (not comparable)

  1. Derived from one's father.
  2. (by extension) Derived from one's ancestors.
    a patronymic denomination
Translations Noun

patronymic (plural patronymics)

  1. A name acquired from one's father.
  2. (by extension) A name acquired from one's father's, grandfather's or earlier (male) ancestor's first name. Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other cultures (like Russia) use both a patronymic and a surname.
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