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 (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.


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]


(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]
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The ancient Greeks of Attica referred to the wellborn as the Eupatridae; our equivalents of the eupatridae are formed by the endless celebration of their media and social media images.
Those who were fully aware of how power was being exercised and on whom the tyranny did indeed weigh heavily were the members of the other leading families, the Eupatridae, the men described in the Leipsydrion drinking song as