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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French drame, variant of dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight; a handful).

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dram (plural drams)

  1. (units of measurement) A small unit of weight, variously:
    1. One sixteenth of an ounce avoirdupois (approximately 1.77 g).
    2. (pharmacy) Alternative form of drachm (ounce apothecary (3.89 g) (symbol: )).
    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. Any similarly minute quantity, (now particularly) a small amount of strong alcohol or poison.
    a dram of brandy
    • Milton
      Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be preferred before many times as much the forcible hindrance of evildoing.
  3. (historical) A cart formerly used to haul coal in coal mines.
  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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dram (third-person singular simple present drams, present participle dramming, simple past and past participle drammed)

  1. (dated, intransitive) To drink drams.
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  2. (dated, transitive) To ply with drams of drink.

Etymology 2Edit

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

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dram (plural drams)

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

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EtymologyEdit

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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  • Rhymes: -ɑm

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dram

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English dram, from Old French drame, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ)

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

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

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EtymologyEdit

From English dram, from Old French drame, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ)

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

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

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drām m

  1. a dream

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