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eu·pat·rid

 (yo͞o-păt′rĭd, yo͞o′pə-trĭd)
n. pl. eu·pat·ri·dae (-rĭ-dē′) or eu·pat·rids
A member of the hereditary aristocracy of ancient Athens.

[Greek eupatridēs : eu-, eu- + patēr, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots + -idēs, patronymic suff.]

eu·pat′rid adj.

eupatrid

(juːˈpætrɪd)
n, pl -patridae (-ˈpætrɪˌdiː) or -patrids
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a hereditary noble or landowner
[C19: via Latin from Greek eupatridēs, literally: having a good father, from eu- + patēr father]

eu•pat•rid

(yuˈpæ trɪd, ˈyu pə-)

n., pl. eu•pat•ri•dae (yuˈpæ trɪˌdi)
one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece.
[1825–35; < Greek eupatrídēs literally, those of noble descent]