noun, plural drach·mas, drach·mae [drak-mee, drahk-] /ˈdræk mi, ˈdrɑk-/.
Origin of drachma
Examples from the Web for drachma
Contemporary Examples of drachma
They reckon that the Greeks will use their votes to demand a return to the drachma and trigger a stampede on the banks.Will Greece Leave the Euro Zone?
June 13, 2012
“This is not just about the euro or the drachma,” Samaras told a Greek reporter last week.Greek Elections May Force Euro Withdrawal
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 10, 2012
Historical Examples of drachma
Men who take from the poor daily interest for a drachma, and spend it in debauchery.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Nine oboli were a drachma and a half, or about six sestertii.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Oh, she was most reasonable: one drachma, and a loaf of bread.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
Five obols went to the drachma, and a hundred drachmas to the mina.Callias
Alfred John Church
"I would have given a thousand drachma to have got to the train," said the girl moodily.Command
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.