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Headword: Εὐπατρίδαι
Adler number: epsilon,3642
Translated headword: Eupatridae, Eupatridai, Eupatrids, well-born
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning those] of good family.
Greek Original:
Εὐπατρίδαι: εὐγενεῖς.
Notes:
Nominative plural (masculine), with same glossing in other lexica; evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps Euripides, Alcestis 920).
The headword (which literally means 'well-fathered ones') can be either lower- or upper-case, i.e. used either generically or with application to the hereditary aristocracy of a particular city, usually Athens. For the Athenian Eupatridai see in brief John Davies in OCD(4) s.v.; more fully e.g. Robert Parker, Athenian Religion (1996) 60-65 and 323-324.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; politics; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 December 2006@23:35:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 18 December 2006@03:20:10.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, status) on 18 December 2006@11:51:41.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2012@10:12:52.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@08:51:01.

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