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drach·ma

 (drăk′mə)
n. pl. drach·mas or drach·mae (-mē)
1. The primary unit of currency in Greece before the adoption of the euro.
2. An ancient Greek silver coin.
3. One of several modern units of weight, especially the dram.

[Latin, from Greek drakhmē, handful, a handful or bundle of six obols such as could be held in the fist (since the early Greek obol had the shape of a long, slender rod), from drassesthai, drakh-, to grasp.]

drachma

(ˈdrækmə)
n, pl -mas or -mae (-miː)
1. (Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Greece, divided into 100 lepta; replaced by the euro in 2002
2. (Units) US another name for dram2
3. (Currencies) a silver coin of ancient Greece
4. (Units) a unit of weight in ancient Greece
[C16: from Latin, from Greek drakhmē a handful, from drassesthai to seize]

drach•ma

(ˈdræk mə, ˈdrɑk-)

n., pl. -mas, -mae (-mē).
1. the basic monetary unit of modern Greece.
2. the principal silver coin of ancient Greece.
3. a small unit of weight in ancient Greece.
4. any of various modern weights, esp. a dram.
Often, drachm.
[1520–30; < Latin < Greek drachmḗ]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drachma - 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.drachma - formerly the basic unit of money in Greecedrachma - formerly the basic unit of money in Greece
Greek monetary unit - monetary unit in Greece
lepton - 100 lepta equal 1 drachma in Greece
Translations
دْراخْمَه: عِمْلَه يونانِيَّه
drachma
drakme
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drahma
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drahmi

drachma

[ˈdrækmə] N (drachmas or drachmae (pl)) [ˈdrækmiː]dracma m (sometimes f)

drachma

[, (pl)]
n pl <-e or -s> → Drachme f

drachma

[ˈdrækmə] n (drachmas or drachmae (pl)) [ˈdrækmiː] (coin) → dracma

drachma

(ˈdrӕkmə) noun
the standard unit of Greek currency.
References in classic literature ?
price of admission one drachma at the most); and they might pay their money, and laugh at Socrates if he pretends to father these extraordinary views.
When our father died, worn out by age, he only left seven hundred silver drachmas to be divided amongst us, which made one hundred for each son.
By this means I shall in course of time make four thousand drachmas, which will easily double themselves.
It is still ancient Greece, with flying shoes, three-headed dogs, and drachma, but one thousand drachma buys an iTunes gift card; the shoes come from Hermes in a UPS uniform; and the dog guarding the underworld is a rottweiler.
ATyNA (CyHAN)- Negotiations are due to get underway Tuesday over a $95 billion third bailout for debt-stricken Greece as reports emerged that the left-wing Syriza government is actively considering setting up a parallel currency ready for a return to the drachma.
Global Banking News-July 27, 2015--Greek leftists urged drachma rebellion
Some members of Greece's leftist government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports on Sunday that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party.
Or taking the painful but relatively quick cure of restoring the drachma and letting it fall to a level where Greece can again be competitive and prosperous?
WHETHER Drachma or Euro, the US has its hand on the shoulder of Europe.
It is time for Greece to make a daring leap and adopt its own currency, said Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn, adding that the drachma should be introduced immediately as a virtual currency.
on camera, Peter Shakeshaft, chairman of Vin-X told us that buyers in Greece have been snapping up cases of fine wine in a bid to hedge currency in the event of the country exiting the euro and taking on the drachma.
would convert from euro to new drachma at one for one.