Definition for PAT-RON-YM'IC

PAT-RON-YM'IC, n. [Gr. πατρωνυμικος; L. patronymicus; from Gr. πατηρ, father, and ονομα, name.]

A name of men or women derived from that of their parents or ancestors; as, Tydides, the son of Tydeus; Pelides, the son of Peleus, that is, Achilles. – Encyc.

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