obol

noun
\ ˈä-bəl How to pronounce obol (audio) , ˈō- How to pronounce obol (audio) \

Definition of obol

: an ancient Greek coin or weight equal to ¹/₆ drachma

First Known Use of obol

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obol

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

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“Obol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obol. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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