noun te·tar·te·mo·ri·on \tə̇ˌtärtəˈmōrēˌän, -ēən\
variants: less commonly



Definition of tetartemorion



  1. :  a small coin struck in Athens and in several small city-states of the ancient Greeks :  a quarter obol

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Origin and Etymology of tetartemorion

tetartemorion from Greek tetartēmorion, from tetartē one fourth (from feminine of tetartos) + morion part, portion, diminutive of moros part (akin to Greek meros part); tartemorion from Greek tartēmorion, short for tetartēmorion — more at merit

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to cast off or become cast off

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