[ ob-ohl ]

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

Origin of obole

1595–1605; <French <Latin obolusobolus

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How to use obole in a sentence

  • In a little boat just so high: an old man who plies that boat will take you across for a fee of two oboles.

  • Go, sell your blood to the princes of the earth at so many oboles a day, and leave me to accomplish my mission!

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