tetartemorion

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

Definition of tetartemorion

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Tetartemorion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetartemorion. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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