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Q.

Metronymics were borne by the later rulers of which among the following dynasties?

 A.

Maurya

 B.

Sunga

 C.

Kanva

 D.

Satavahana

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Solution:
Option(D) is correct

Metronymics: A name derived from the name of a mother or female ancestor. The metronymics are borne by the later Satavahanas and not by the early Satavahanas.

It was mainly because Satavahanas had to establish matrimonial alliance with maharathis. The metronymics of the Satavahanas was the result of such alliances.


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