See also: DRAM, Dram, and dràm

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English dragme, dramme, from Old French dragme, drame, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight; a handful). Doublet of drachma, diram, dirham, dirhem, and adarme.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɹæm/
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  • Rhymes: -æm

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dram (plural drams)

  1. (units of measurement) A small unit of weight, variously:
    1. Alternative form of drachm (One sixteenth of an ounce avoirdupois (1.77 g; symbol: or ʒ)).
    2. (pharmacy) Alternative form of drachm (One eighth of an ounce apothecary (3.89 g; symbol: or ʒ)).
    3. (now uncommon) Synonym of dirhem: a former Turkish unit of weight (variously 1.5–3.5 g).
    4. (obsolete) Synonym of drachma: a former Greek unit of weight (about 4.3 g).
  2. (by extension) Any similarly minute quantity, (now particularly) a small amount of strong alcohol or poison.
    a dram of brandy
  3. (historical, mining) A cart formerly used to haul coal in coal mines.
    • 1946 November and December, “The Saundersfoot Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 340:
      The rolling stock, consisting entirely of four-wheel open trucks, or drams, was broken up at Bonvilles Court Colliery.
  4. (obsolete) Synonym of drachma: a Greek silver coin weighing one drachma; other similar coins.
    • The Bible (King James Version), Ezra 2:69
      They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams [i.e., the Persian daric] of gold, and five thousand pound of silver []
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  • Danish: dram
  • Scottish Gaelic: dràm
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dram (third-person singular simple present drams, present participle dramming, simple past and past participle drammed)

  1. (dated, intransitive) To drink drams.
    • 1857, Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Recollections of a Lifetime:
      What I contend against is, this dramming, dramming, dramming, at all hours of the day. There are some men who take a glass at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and at four in the afternoon.
  2. (dated, transitive) To ply with drams of drink.

Etymology 2 edit

From Armenian դրամ (dram), from Middle Persian𐭦𐭥𐭦𐭭(zʿzn /⁠drahm⁠/), from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight, a handful), from δράσσομαι (drássomai, I hold, seize).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɹæm/, /dɹɑm/
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dram (plural drams)

  1. (numismatics) The currency of Armenia, divided into 100 luma.
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English dram, from Old French drame, variant of dragme.

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dram c (singular definite drammen, plural indefinite dramme or drammer)

  1. dram (a small quantity of an alcoholic drink)

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dram

  1. inflection of drammen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English dram, from Old French drame, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Doublet of drakme.

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dram m (definite singular drammen, indefinite plural drammer, definite plural drammene)

  1. a dram, nip, shot (usually of akvavit)

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Borrowed from English dram, from Old French drame, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Doublet of drakme.

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dram m (definite singular drammen, indefinite plural drammar, definite plural drammane)

  1. a dram, nip, shot (usually of akvavit)
  2. a drink (alcohol)
    Eg skal til kroa og ta meg ein liten dram
    I'm going to the pub to take a drink

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Old Frisian edit

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From Proto-West Germanic *draum.

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drām m

  1. a dream

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Declension of drām (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative drām drāmar, drāma
genitive drāmes drāma
dative drāme drāmum, drāmem
accusative drām drāmar, drāma

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Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Greek δράμι (drámi), from Byzantine Greek δράμι (drámi), from Arabicدِرْهَم(dirham), from Middle Persian𐭦𐭥𐭦𐭭(drahm), from Ancient Greek δραχμή f (drakhmḗ, drachma).

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dram n (plural dramuri)

  1. (historical) dram (unit of measurement)
  2. (figurative) tiny amount
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Armenian դրամ (dram), from Middle Persian𐭦𐭥𐭦𐭭(drahm), from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

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dram m (plural drami)

  1. (numismatics) dram (currency of Armenia)
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Tagalog edit

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Borrowed from English drum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɾam/, [ˈdɾam]

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dram (Baybayin spelling ᜇ᜔ᜇᜋ᜔)

  1. drum (barrel or large cylindrical container)
  2. (music) drum
    Synonyms: tambol, bombo

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Further reading edit

  • dram”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018