δραχμή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually explained as a verbal noun of δράσσομαι (drássomai, I hold, seize). However, according to Beekes the existence of variant form δαρχμα (darkhma) and δαρχνα (darkhna) suggest that δραχ- (drakh-) and δαρχ- (darkh-) do not continue zero-grade of Proto-Greek *dr̥kʰ-, and instead we're dealing with a Pre-Greek substrate word.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

δραχμή (drakhmḗ) (genitive δραχμῆς) f, first declension

  1. drachma
  2. drachm

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

δραχμή (drachmíf (plural δραχμές)

  1. drachma (former Greek currency)

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