Etymology
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matronymic (n.)

"a name derived from a mother or maternal ancestor," 1794, a hybrid from Latin māter "mother" (see mother (n.1)) + Greek-based ending from patronymic. As an adjective, "pertaining to or being derived from a mother or maternal ancestor," from 1874.

updated on December 05, 2018

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Definitions of matronymic from WordNet

matronymic (n.)
a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor;
Synonyms: metronymic
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