[ ob-uh-luhs ]

noun,plural ob·o·li [ob-uh-lahy]. /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/.
  1. 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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obol (ˈɒbɒl)

/ (ˈɒbələs) /

nounplural -li (-ˌlaɪ) or -ols
  1. a modern Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram

  2. a silver coin of ancient Greece worth one sixth of a drachma

Origin of obolus

C16: via Latin from Greek obolos small coin, nail; related to obelos spit, variant of obelus

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