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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Formed after one's father's name.

Usage examples (32)
  • Jones is a common patronymic based on John.
  • And the listings are organized alphabetically by first name (since the patronymic is not really a “name.”)
  • Bjork’s Icelandic patronymic is correctly spelled Guðmundsdóttir.
  • Gospels as Bartholomew, which is a patronymic, meaning son of Tolmai. for more
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