eupatrid


eupatrid
/yooh pa"trid, yooh"peuh-/, n., pl. eupatridae /yooh pa"tri dee'/.
one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece, who at one time formed the ruling class.
[1825-35; < Gk eupatrídes, lit., of a good father, of noble descent, equiv. to eu- EU- + patr- (s. of patér) FATHER + -ides -ID2]

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▪ Greek social class
      (Greek: “of a good father”), member of the nobility of ancient Athens. It is likely that public office before 594 BC was in practice confined to the eupatridae and that they had a political monopoly comparable to that of other Greek aristocracies in the Archaic period. Solon's (Solon) reforms, by establishing property qualifications for office, limited their power, which disappeared entirely after 580.

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  • Eupatrid — Eu pa*trid, n. [Gr. e y^ well + ? father.] One well born, or of noble birth. || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eupatrid — [yo͞o′pə trid΄] n. pl. eupatridae [yo͞opa′tri dē΄] or eupatrids [eu′pa′tridz΄] [Gr eupatridēs < eu (see EU ) + patēr, FATHER] [also E ] any of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens or other Greek states …   English World dictionary

  • eupatrid — noun (plural eupatridae) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Greek eupatridēs, from eu + patr , patēr father more at father Date: 1836 one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eupatrid — eu·pat·rid …   English syllables

  • eupatrid — eu•pat•rid [[t]yuˈpæ trɪd, ˈyu pə [/t]] n. pl. eu•pat•ri•dae [[t]yuˈpæ trɪˌdi[/t]] anh one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece • Etymology: 1825–35; < Gk eupatrídēs lit., those of noble descent …   From formal English to slang

  • eupatrid — /juˈpætrɪd/ (say yooh patrid) noun (plural eupatridae or eupatrids) 1. one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece, who at one time formed the ruling class. 2. any aristocrat or patrician. {New Latin, from Greek …   Australian English dictionary

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