[ ob-ohl ]
/ ˈɒb oʊl /


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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Example sentences 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