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δραχμή

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Usually explained as a verbal noun of δράσσομαι (drássomai, to hold, seize). However, according to Beekes the existence of variant form δαρχμά (darkhmá) and δαρχνά (darkhná) suggest that δραχ- (drakh-) and δαρχ- (darkh-) do not continue zero-grade of Proto-Greek *dr̥kʰ-, and instead we're dealing with a Pre-Greek substrate word.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

δραχμή (drakhmḗ) (genitive δραχμῆς) f, first declension

  1. drachma
  2. drachm

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

δραχμή (drachmíf (plural δραχμές)

  1. drachma (former Greek currency)

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