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R A Brown skrev:

> I was a bit surprised however that it seems to be only the Danish
> version of Wikipedia that gives it:
> {quote}
> Metronym (egentlig metronymikon). Fra græsk metra (livmoder) og -onyma
> (navn).
> 
> Familienavn dannet af moderens navn (i modsætning til patronym).
> {/quote}

Actually I think they have it wrong.  _Livmoder_ means 'womb' (uterus).

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