eupatrid

noun, often capitalized
eu·​pa·​trid | \ yü-ˈpa-trəd How to pronounce eupatrid (audio) , ˈyü-pə- How to pronounce eupatrid (audio) \
plural eupatridae\ yü-​ˈpa-​trə-​ˌdē How to pronounce eupatridae (audio) \

Definition of eupatrid

: one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens

First Known Use of eupatrid

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eupatrid

Greek eupatridēs, from eu- + patr-, patēr father — more at father

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“Eupatrid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eupatrid. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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