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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Formerly the basic unit of money in Greece; A unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains.

Usage examples (36)
  • I decline to buy repentance at the cost of ten thousand drachmas.
  • I'd never seen her in anything but ratty T-shirts and paint-splattered jeans before, and she looked like a million golden drachma.
  • Well and good! but they'll never get another drachma here.
  • The standard coin in earlier times was the two-drachma piece. for more
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