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 eupatrid (audio)
often capitalized
: one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens

Word History


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

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eupatrid was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Eupatrid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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