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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.
If Greece should someday restore the drachma, one question would be whether it should be pegged to the euro.
However, if we do go back to the drachma, then the country will be impoverished by 70 percent.
In an attempt to appease international lenders and possible investors' fears, Papadimoulis made it clear that there is no Syriza party member who speaks in favour of returning to the drachma.
BANKNOTE printer De La Rue toasted a 73% rise in profits yesterday amid reports it is preparing to start making drachmas in case Greece crashes out of the eurozone.
Such is the case with behold, drachma, ninth hour, and so forth.
The strength of the pound against the drachma means many holidays will be cheaper - and spending money will go even further.
An opposition lawmaker in Greece touched a nerve on Tuesday when he told parliament the left-wing government had a team preparing the ground for a return to the drachma, a prospect many Greeks fear would bring chaos.
The country could revert to a devalued drachma or parallel currency.
SYRIZA isn't going to change Europe but will turn Europe against Greece," Samaras said and accused leftist leader Alexis Tsipras of "serving the drachma lobby.