What does drachma mean?

Definitions for drachmaˈdræk mə, ˈdrɑk-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drachma.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dram, drachm, drachma(noun)

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

  2. drachma, Greek drachma(noun)

    formerly the basic unit of money in Greece


  1. drachma(Noun)

    The currency of Greece from ancient times until 2001, with the symbol u20AF, since replaced by the euro.

  2. drachma(Noun)

    A coin worth one drachma.

  3. drachma(Noun)

    An Ancient Greek weight of about 66.5 grains.

  4. drachma(Noun)

    A later Greek weight equal to a gram.

  5. Origin: From δραχμή, from δράσσομαι

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drachma(noun)

    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. Drachma(noun)

    a gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents

  3. Drachma(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. . See Dram.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drachma

    drak′ma, n. an ancient Greek weight, and silver coin of different values: a modern Greek coin = above 9½d. sterling. [Gr. drachmēdrassesthai, to grasp with the hand.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drachma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drachma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gabe Saglie:

    If The Greeks does, in fact, exit the euro and resurrect the drachma, that currency would also likely be devalued, making The Greeks an even bigger travel bargain.

  2. Barry Eichengreen:

    But there are reasons to think that reintroduction of the drachma and devaluation would do less for Greece than devaluation did for Argentina. Greece is less open, it exports less.

  3. Dimitris Paraskevas:

    With a return to the drachma, Greek business owners will have difficulty accessing capital, so maybe they sell their business to an international and sit out a difficult decade. There are many family-owned companies which will take this route.

  4. Leron Shalit:

    This feels like the last opportunity to do something. Things are getting really serious, we want to send a message about staying in the euro because if we go back to the drachma, things will be incredibly difficult. We don't need to get to that point.

  5. Plutarch:

    He made the city [Athens], great as it was when he took it, the greatest and richest of all cities, and grew to be superior in power to kings and tyrants. Some of these actually appointed him guardian of their sons, but he did not make his estate a single drachma greater than it was when his father left it to him.

Images & Illustrations of drachma

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