[ 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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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of obole
1595–1605; <French <Latin obolusobolus
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