Drachma in Scrabble Dictionary

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Definitions and meaning of drachma

drachma

Alternative forms

  • drachm (obsolete)
  • drachme (dated)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ). Doublet of dram and diram.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹæk.mə/

Noun

drachma (plural drachmas or drachmae or drachmai)

  1. The currency of Greece in ancient times and again from 1832 until 2001, with the symbol ₯, since replaced by the euro.
  2. A coin worth one drachma.
  3. An Ancient Greek weight of about 66.5 grains, or 4.3 grams.
  4. A later Greek weight equal to a gram.

Derived terms

  • new drachma

Coordinate terms

  • obol

Translations


Latin

Alternative forms

  • drachuma

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdrakʰ.ma/, [ˈd̪rakʰ.ma]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdrak.ma/, [ˈd̪rak.ma]

Noun

drachma f (genitive drachmae); first declension

  1. (Classical Latin) drachma (Ancient Greek coin, one hundredth of a mina)

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • Late Latin: dragma
    • Old French: dragme, drame
      • English: dram
        • Danish: dram
          • Faroese: drammur
          • Norwegian: dram
        • Scottish Gaelic: dràm
      • French: drachme
        • English: drachme, drachm
        • German: Drachme
      • Norman: dranme
    • Old Spanish: dragma
  • Armenian: դրախմա (draxma)
  • Belarusian: дра́хма (dráxma)
  • Bulgarian: дра́хма (dráhma)
  • Catalan: dracma, drama
  • Czech: drachma
  • English: drachma
  • Faroese: drakma
  • Finnish: drakma
  • Galician: dracma
  • Gothic: 𐌳𐍂𐌰𐌺𐌼𐌰 (drakma)
  • Italian: dracma, dramma
  • Macedonian: драхма (drahma)
  • Portuguese: dracma
  • Russian: дра́хма (dráxma)
  • Serbo-Croatian: дра̀хма (dràhma)
  • Spanish: dracma
  • Ukrainian: дра́хма (dráxma)

References

  • drachma in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • drachma in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drachma in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • drachma in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • drachma in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Greek) a Greek monetary unit.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)