metronymic definition

  • adjective:
    • Variant of matronymic.
    • Alternative form of matronymic.
    • produced from the name of one's mama, or other feminine ancestor.
  • noun:
    • alternate type of matronymic.
    • A maternal title; a name produced from mom or a maternal ancestor.
    • a name produced by the name of one's mother or a maternal ancestor
  • others:
    • Derived from title of a mother or other female ancestor: correlative to patronymic: because, a metronymic title.
    • In anthropology, relating to that kind of community where youngster got its name from the mother's household, or perhaps in that the youngster is reckoned as a part of this maternal household.

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