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 email@example.com, 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.
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