tetartemorion

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

Definition of tetartemorion

plural -s
: 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


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