noun, plural ob·o·li [ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/.
a modern Greek unit of weight equal to 0.1 gram.
Origin of obolus
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek obolós small coin, weight
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Examples from the Web for oboli
Historical Examples of oboli
Obulus, (plural Oboli)—A small coin, about the value of a penny.
Any slave like Curio, or he of the Flavian, may be had for a basket-full of oboli.
Nine oboli were a drachma and a half, or about six sestertii.
Distribution of three oboli per head per day to all the citizens.
Three oboli, or half a drachma, will be allotted daily to each, to poor and rich alike.
British Dictionary definitions for oboli
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ) or -ols
a modern Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
a silver coin of ancient Greece worth one sixth of a drachma
Word Origin for obolus
C16: via Latin from Greek obolos small coin, nail; related to obelos spit, variant of obelus
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