Definition of drachma
drachmaiplay \-ˌmī\ or
drachmaeplay \-(ˌ)mē, -ˌmī\
1a : any of various ancient Greek units of weightb : any of various modern units of weight; especially : 1dram 1
2a : an ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to six obolsb : the basic monetary unit of Greece from circa 1831 to 2001
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Thanks to the debt crisis, some Greek officials are contemplating dumping the common currency for the drachma.
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Origin and Etymology of drachma
Latin, from Greek drachmē — more at dram
First Known Use: 1525
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