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eupatrid

[ yoo-pa-trid, yoo-puh- ]
/ yuˈpæ trɪd, ˈyu pə- /
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noun, plural eu·pat·ri·dae [yoo-pa-tri-dee]. /yuˈpæ trɪˌdi/.

one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece, who at one time formed the ruling class.

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Origin of eupatrid

1825–35; <Greek eupatrídēs, literally, of a good father, of noble descent, equivalent to eu-eu- + patr- (stem of patḗr) father + -idēs-id2
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eupatrid
/ (juːˈpætrɪd) /

noun plural -patridae (-ˈpætrɪˌdiː) or -patrids

(in ancient Greece) a hereditary noble or landowner

Word Origin for eupatrid

C19: via Latin from Greek eupatridēs, literally: having a good father, from eu- + patēr father
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