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obol

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noun \ˈä-bəl, ˈō-\

Definition of obol

  1. :  an ancient Greek coin or weight equal to 16 drachma



Origin and Etymology of obol

Latin obolus, from Greek obolos, obelos, literally, spit


First Known Use: circa 1670

Rhymes with obol


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