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Meaning of DRACHMA

Pronunciation:  'drakmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the basic unit of money in Greece
  2. [n]  a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

DRACHMA is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drachm, dram
 See Also: apothecaries' ounce, apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, Greek monetary unit, lepton, ounce, scruple, troy ounce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drach"ma\, n.; pl. E. {Drachmas}, L. {Drachm[ae]}. [L.,
fr. Gr. ?. See {Dram}.]
1. A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different
   value in different States and at different periods. The
   average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have
   been about 19 cents.

2. A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.

3. Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains;
   among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.