- the former standard monetary unit of Greece, divided into 100 lepta; replaced by the euro in 2002
another name for dram
- a silver coin of ancient Greece
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
drach•ma (drak′mə, dräk′-),USA pronunciation n., pl. -mas, -mae (drak′mə, dräk′-),USA pronunciation
- Currencya cupronickel coin and monetary unit of modern Greece, equal to 100 lepta. Abbr.: dr., drch.
- Currencythe principal silver coin of ancient Greece.
- Weights and Measuresa small unit of weight in ancient Greece, approximately equivalent to the U.S. and British apothecaries' dram.
- Weights and Measuresany of various modern weights, esp. a dram.
- Greek drachmé̄, probably equivalent. to drach- base of drássesthai to grasp + -mē noun, nominal suffix (hence literally, handful)
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drachma /ˈdrækmə/ n ( pl -mas, -mae /
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