ὀβολός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ὀβελός(obelós, spit, rod). Plutarch tells us in Lysander 17 that, in early times, nails (ὀβελοί(obeloí)) were used as money, six of which made a handful (δραχμή(drakhmḗ)), and that the name was changed to ὀβολός(obolós).

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Noun[edit]

ὀβολός ‎(obolósm ‎(genitive ὀβολοῦ); second declension

  1. obol, obolus, used at Athens as both a weight and a coin, equaling one sixth of a drachma
    1. a Corcyrean coin

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