a silver coin of ancient Greece, the sixth part of a drachma.
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How to use obol in a sentence
Then they were called obol, a word of obscure etymology, or inia, which signifies sticking up or standing erect.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony | Washington Matthews
The obol referred to is the small coin placed between the lips of the dead to pay the toll to the ferryman of Hades.Love, Worship and Death | Rennell Rodd
Thy aim was lettuces; they are worth an obol, they are not worth a talent.The Teaching of Epictetus | Epictetus
Six years ago to-day it was I came to Rome, with barely an obol of ready money, to make my fortune by my wits.A Friend of Caesar | William Stearns Davis
Shall the favourite of the gods—shall the guest of Hypatia—earn his breakfast, while I have an obol to share with him?Hypatia | Charles Kingsley