dram, drachm, drachma(noun)
a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
drachma, Greek drachma(noun)
formerly the basic unit of money in Greece
The currency of Greece from ancient times until 2001, with the symbol u20AF, since replaced by the euro.
A coin worth one drachma.
An Ancient Greek weight of about 66.5 grains.
A later Greek weight equal to a gram.
Origin: From δραχμή, from δράσσομαι
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
a gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents
among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. . See Dram.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
drak′ma, n. an ancient Greek weight, and silver coin of different values: a modern Greek coin = above 9½d. sterling. [Gr. drachmē—drassesthai, to grasp with the hand.]
The numerical value of drachma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of drachma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- dracmaCatalan, Valencian
- draĥmo, drakmoEsperanto
- drahma, драхмаSerbo-Croatian
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