noun \ˈdrak-mə\
plural drachmas or drach·mai \-ˌmī\ or drach·mae \-(ˌ)mē, -ˌmī\

Definition of DRACHMA

a :  any of various ancient Greek units of weight
b :  any of various modern units of weight; especially :  1dram 1
a :  an ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to six obols
b :  the basic monetary unit of Greece from circa 1831 to 2001

Origin of DRACHMA

Latin, from Greek drachmē — more at dram
First Known Use: 1525


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