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drachma

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noun drach·ma \ˈdrak-mə\

Definition of drachma

plural drachmas or drachmai play \-ˌmī\ or drachmae play \-(ˌ)mē, -ˌmī\

  1. 1 a :  any of various ancient Greek units of weight b :  any of various modern units of weight; especially :  1dram 1

  2. 2 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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