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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drachma  \Drach"ma\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Drachmas},  L.  {Drachm[ae]}.  [L., 
  fr  Gr  ?.  See  {Dram}.] 
  1.  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.  A  gold  and  silver  coin  of  modern  Greece  worth  19.3  cents. 
 
  3.  Among  the  ancient  Greeks,  a  weight  of  about  66.5  grains; 
  among  the  modern  Greeks,  a  weight  equal  to  a  gram. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drachma 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  apothecary  weight  equal  to  an  eighth  of  an  ounce 
  or  to  60  grains  [syn:  {dram},  {drachm}] 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Greece 




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