Definition of

Dram

  1. (noun, quantity) the basic unit of money in Armenia
  2. (noun, quantity) 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
  3. (noun, quantity) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

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Synonyms of Dram

drachm, drachma

Origin of the word Dram

  1. late 14c., from Anglo-L. dragma, from L.L. dragma, from L. drachma "drachma," from Gk. drakhma "measure of weight," also, "silver coin," lit. "handful" (of six obols, the least valuable coins in ancient Greece), akin to drassesthai "to grasp." The fluid dram is one-eighth of a fluid ounce, hence "a small drink of liquor" (1713). more

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