drachma

noun drach·ma \ ˈdrak-mə \

Definition of drachma

plural drachmas or drachmai play \-ˌmī\ or drachmae play \-(ˌ)mē, -ˌmī\
1 a :any of various ancient Greek units of weight
b :any of various modern units of weight; especially :1dram 1
2 a :an ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to six obols
b :the basic monetary unit of Greece from circa 1831 to 2001

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Origin and Etymology of drachma

Latin, from Greek drachmē — more at dram


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