Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
  2. (noun, quantity) formerly the basic unit of money in Greece

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Synonyms of Drachma

drachm, dram, greek drachma

Alternate forms of Drachma

Hypernyms: apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, greek monetary unit

Origin of the word Drachma

  1. 1579, from Gk. drakhme, an Attic coin and weight, probably originally "a handful" (see dram). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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