metronymic

[ mee-truh-nim-ik, me- ]SEE DEFINITION OF metronymic

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Metronymic, met-ro-nim′ik, adj. derived from the name of one's mother, or other female ancestor.

Descent henceforth was reckoned in the paternal line, and society had become patronymic instead of metronymic.

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