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Re: OT: Teknonyms (was: OT: Re: Anthroponymics)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Saturday, October 22, 2005, 6:33
On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 08:24, Jim Henry wrote:
> On 10/19/05, tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...> wrote: > > --- In, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@M...> wrote: > > > [snip] > > Metronym gets 270+ Ghits to matronym's 700+; but > since many of the former references are in reference > works they don't seem to be casual misspellings. > I suspect metronym is actually the earlier form > and matronym is more recent, since "nym" > is Greek and "metr-" rather than "matr-" is the > oblique stem for "mother" in Greek. "Matronym" > seems to be one of those Greek/Latin hybrids > like "television". >
Or like Australopithecus Africanus, which raised more than a few eyebrows when it was first coined. <snip>
> -- > Jim Henry > > ...Mind the gmail Reply-to: field
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