noun, plural drach·mas, drach·mae [drak-mee, drahk-] /ˈdræk mi, ˈdrɑk-/.
Origin of drachma
Examples from the Web for drachma
They reckon that the Greeks will use their votes to demand a return to the drachma and trigger a stampede on the banks.
“This is not just about the euro or the drachma,” Samaras told a Greek reporter last week.
“Give it for half a drachma a goblet, and we will taste it,” said one of the merchants.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
There is also added three centumpondia of de-silverized lead, in each centumpondium of which there is a drachma of silver.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
Calidorus asks his servant, Pseudolus, to lend him a drachma.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Socrates: Most excellent Meletus, everyone knows that Anaxagoras says so; you can buy that information for a drachma!
When the drachma was lost it did not lose itself, nor had it any consciousness that it had dropped out of its proper environment.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke|Henry Burton
noun plural -mas or -mae (-miː)
Word Origin for drachma
1570s, from Greek drakhme, an Attic coin and weight, probably originally "a handful" (see dram). Earlier as dragme (late 14c.), from Old French dragme, from Medieval Latin dragma.