drachma

play
noun drach·ma \ˈdrak-mə\

Definition of drachma

plural

drachmas

or

drachmai

play \-ˌmī\ or

drachmae

play \-(ˌ)mē, -ˌmī\
  1. 1a :  any of various ancient Greek units of weightb :  any of various modern units of weight; especially :  1dram 1

  2. 2a :  an ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to six obolsb :  the basic monetary unit of Greece from circa 1831 to 2001

Origin and Etymology of drachma

Latin, from Greek drachmē — more at dram


First Known Use: 1525


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