drachma

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Doublet of dram and diram.

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drachma (plural drachmas or drachmae or drachmai)

  1. The currency of Greece in ancient times and again from 1832 until 2001, with the symbol , since replaced by the euro.
  2. A coin worth one drachma.
  3. An Ancient Greek weight of about 66.5 grains, or 4.3 grams.
  4. A later Greek weight equal to a gram.

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

drachma f (genitive drachmae); first declension

  1. (Classical Latin) drachma (Ancient Greek coin, one hundredth of a mina)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative drachma drachmae
Genitive drachmae drachmārum
Dative drachmae drachmīs
Accusative drachmam drachmās
Ablative drachmā drachmīs
Vocative drachma drachmae

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ReferencesEdit

  • drachma in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • drachma in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drachma in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • drachma in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drachma in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin