noun, plural drach·mas, drach·mae [drak-mee, drahk-]. /ˈdræk mi, ˈdrɑk-/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM drachmadrachmal, adjective
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How to use drachma in a sentence
They reckon that the Greeks will use their votes to demand a return to the drachma and trigger a stampede on the banks.
But a new drachma is likely to lose at least half of its value compared with the euro.
“This is not just about the euro or the drachma,” Samaras told a Greek reporter last week.
And didn't I put down a solid drachma for you at the feet of Aphrodite's statue, when it was her feast the other day?The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
There, too, a Sicilian medimnus of barley is sold for a drachma, and one of wheat for nine Alexandrine obols.
An assarion is a small Roman copper coin worth one tenth of a drachma, or about an hour's wages for an agricultural laborer.
A drachma is a Greek silver coin worth about one Roman denarius, or about a day's wages for an agricultural laborer.
Half a silver shekel was a drachma, and this was therefore the true ancestor of our shilling.India: What can it teach us?|F. Max Mller