obolus

[ ob-uh-luh s ]
/ ˈɒb ə ləs /
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noun, plural ob·o·li [ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/.

a modern Greek unit of weight equal to 0.1 gram.

Nearby words

  1. oboe d'amour,
  2. oboe da caccia,
  3. oboist,
  4. obol,
  5. obole,
  6. obote,
  7. obote, apollo milton,
  8. obovate,
  9. obovoid,
  10. obpyriform

Origin of obolus

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek obolós small coin, weight

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British Dictionary definitions for obolus

obolus

obol (ˈɒbɒl)

/ (ˈɒbələs) /

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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