δραχμή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

δρᾰχμή (drakhmḗf (genitive δρᾰχμῆς); first declension

  1. drachma
  2. drachm

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ)

Noun[edit]

δραχμή (drachmíf (plural δραχμές)

  1. drachma (former Greek currency)
  2. (obsolete) drachma (an ancient unit of weight)

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