a silver-alloy coin of France issued during the Middle Ages, the 24th part of a sol, or one-half denier.

Nearby words

  1. oboe d'amore,
  2. oboe d'amour,
  3. oboe da caccia,
  4. oboist,
  5. obol,
  6. obolus,
  7. obote,
  8. obote, apollo milton,
  9. obovate,
  10. obovoid

Also obol, obolus.

Origin of obole

1595–1605; < French < Latin obolus obolus

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Examples from the Web for obole

  • They have received entire, and without losing an obole of it, the heritage of the Greek Sophists.

    The Heavenly Father|Ernest Naville
  • I've had a fine experience; I don't own so much as an obole.

    The Barber of Paris|Charles Paul de Kock