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Webster 1913 Edition


Drachma


Drach′ma

,
Noun.
;
pl. E.
Drachmas
(#)
, L.
Drachmæ
(#)
.
[L., fr. Gr. [GREEK]. See
Dram
.]
1.
A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods. The average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have been about 19 cents (U. S. currency, ca. 1913).
2.
A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.
3.
Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.

Webster 1828 Edition


Drachma

DRACHMA

,
Noun.
[L., Gr.]
1.
A Grecian coin. Of the value of seven pence, three farthings, sterling, or nearly fourteen cents.
2.
The eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains, or three scruples; a weight used by apothecaries, but usually written dram.

Definition 2022


drachma

drachma

English

Alternative forms

Noun

drachma (plural drachmas or drachmae or drachmai)

  1. The currency of Greece from ancient times until 2001, with the symbol , since replaced by the euro.
  2. A coin worth one drachma.
  3. An Ancient Greek weight of about 66.5 grains.
  4. A later Greek weight equal to a gram.

Derived terms

  • new drachma

Translations


Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

Pronunciation

Noun

drachma f (genitive drachmae); first declension

  1. drachma (Ancient Greek coin, one hundredth of a mina)

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative drachma drachmae
genitive drachmae drachmārum
dative drachmae drachmīs
accusative drachmam drachmās
ablative drachmā drachmīs
vocative drachma drachmae

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