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.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /drakʰ.mɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /drakʰˈme/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ðraxˈmi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ðraxˈmi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ðraxˈmi/
  • Noun[edit]

    δρᾰχμή (drakhmḗf (genitive δρᾰχμῆς); first declension

    1. drachma
    2. drachm

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    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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