drachm


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drachm

 (drăm)
n.
1. A dram.
2. A drachma.

drachm

(dræm)
n
1. (Units) Also called: fluid dram Brit one eighth of a fluid ounce
2. (Units) US another name for dram2
3. (Currencies) another name for drachma
[C14: learned variant of dram]

drachm1

(dræm)

n. Brit.
a dram in apothecaries' and troy weights, and sometimes in avoirdupois weights.
[learned sp. of dram]

drachm2

(dræm)

n.

drachm

A unit of weight in the apothecaries’ system. 1 drachm = 1⁄8 apothecaries’ ounce (60 grains).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drachm - a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
scruple - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
apothecaries' ounce, ounce, troy ounce - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
2.drachm - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
minim - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
fluid ounce, fluidounce - a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
3.drachm - a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
minim - a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
fluid ounce, fluidounce - a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches
Translations

drachm

[dræm] N
1. (Pharm) (= measure) → dracma f
2. = drachma
References in classic literature ?
The worthy gentleman was beyond measure distressed, and at that moment he would have given an ounce of silver to have had half a drachm of green silk there; I say green silk, because the stockings were green.
This was the last drachm required to turn the scale of her indecision.
The group includes many rare items, but exceptional among them is a previously unknown YHD drachm (pictured).
750-51 and 757, takes the coupling of 'hypaspist' and 'one drachm per day' in IG [ii.