tet·​ra·​obol | \ ˌte-trə-ˈä-bəl How to pronounce tetraobol (audio) , -ˈō- \
variants: or tetrobol \ te-​ˈträ-​bəl How to pronounce tetraobol (audio) , -​ˈtrō-​ \ or less commonly tetrobolon \ te-​ˈträ-​bə-​lən How to pronounce tetraobol (audio) , -​ˈtrō-​ \
plural tetraobols or tetrobols also tetrobola\ te-​ˈträ-​bə-​lə How to pronounce tetraobol (audio) , -​ˈtrō-​ \

Definition of tetraobol

: a silver coin of ancient Greece worth four obols

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First Known Use of tetraobol

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetraobol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetraobol. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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