matronymic

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From Latin māter (mother) +‎ -nym +‎ -ic.

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matronymic (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from the given name of one's mother or a female ancestor.

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matronymic (plural matronymics)

  1. A surname or byname acquired from the given name of one's mother's or from a female ancestor's given name.

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