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drachma

  

      n   pl   , -mas, -mae  
1    the standard monetary unit of Greece, divided into 100 lepta  
2      (U.S.)      another name for       dram       2  
3    a silver coin of ancient Greece  
4    a unit of weight in ancient Greece  
     (C16: from Latin, from Greek drakhme a handful, from drassesthai to seize)  
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dram  
      n  
1    one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram  
2    Also called  
drachm, drachma            (U.S.)   one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram  
3    a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp. a spirit; tot  
4    the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas  
     (C15: from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Greek drakhme; see drachma)  


drachma         
      n   pl   , -mas, -mae  
1    the standard monetary unit of Greece, divided into 100 lepta  
2      (U.S.)      another name for       dram       2  
3    a silver coin of ancient Greece  
4    a unit of weight in ancient Greece  
     (C16: from Latin, from Greek drakhme a handful, from drassesthai to seize)  

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drachm, drama, drac, dacha

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