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obole

[ob-ohl]
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  1. a silver-alloy coin of France issued during the Middle Ages, the 24th part of a sol, or one-half denier.
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Also obol, obolus.

Origin of obole

1595–1605; < French < Latin obolus obolus
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Examples from the Web for obole

Historical Examples

  • I've had a fine experience; I don't own so much as an obole.

    The Barber of Paris

    Charles Paul de Kock

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

    The Heavenly Father

    Ernest Naville