So this word starts with eu and ends with something that sounds way way too much like putrid. I mean, what's to like?
And just what is a eupatrid, anyway?
A eupatrid is a landowner or aristocrat who's inherited his land and/or title.
Ah well, I suppose it's a good gig if you can get it. I suppose a really big inheritance, if it comes with the right to wear strawberry leaves on your coronet*, say, might even be worth the silly moniker.
Still...the eupatrid thing...it does make the coming-into-wealth-and-title stuff seem just a bit fairer, doesn't it.
Word Not To Use Today: eupatrid. This word comes from the Ancient Greek eupatridēs which means, literally, having a good father.
Though of course your dad doesn't have to have been rich or aristocratic to have been that.
*British dukes, marquesses and earls have strawberry leaves on their coronets, but they only get to wear them at royal coronations.