drachm

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From French, from Latin drachma, from Ancient Greek δραχμή (drakhmḗ, a small weight; a silver coin of that weight).

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drachm (plural drachms)

  1. (units of measurement) A small unit of weight, variously:
    1. ounce apothecary (3.89 g).
    2. (obsolete) Alternative form of dram: ⅛ ounce avoirdupois (1.77 g).
    3. (historical, obsolete) Alternative form of dirhem: a small former Turkish weight (variously 1.5–3.5 g).
    4. (historical, obsolete) Alternative form of drachma: a small former Greek weight (about 4.3 g).
  2. (obsolete) Alternative form of drachma: a Greek silver coin weighing one drachma.

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