dram

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See also: dràm and DRAM

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight, a handful), from δράσσομαι (drássomai, I hold, seize).

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dram (plural drams)

  1. A unit of weight avoirdupois,
    1. (UK & US) 1/16 ounce avoirdupois.
    2. (UK & US) 1.77 gram
  2. A minute quantity; a mite.
    • Milton
      Were I the chooser, a dram of well-doing should be preferred before many times as much the forcible hindrance of evildoing.
  3. A small quantity of a drink, especially an alcoholic drink.
    a dram of brandy
    a dram of poison
  4. A cart formerly used to haul coal in coal mines.
  5. A Persian daric.
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dram (third-person singular simple present drams, present participle dramming, simple past and past participle drammed)

  1. (dated) To drink drams.
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  2. (dated) To ply with drams of drink.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Armenian դրամ (dram), from Middle Persian 𐭦𐭥𐭦𐭭 (drahm), from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight, a handful), from δράσσομαι (drássomai, I hold, seize).

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dram (plural drams)

  1. (numismatics) The currency of Armenia, divided into 100 luma.
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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From drachme (old unit of measurement, about 3.7 g), from Late Latin dragma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, unit of weight, a handful)

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dram c (singular definite drammen, plural indefinite dramme or drammer)

  1. dram (a small quantity of an alcoholic drink)

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dram

  1. first-person singular present indicative of drammen
  2. imperative of drammen

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