obol
Obole Ob"ole, n. [Cf. F. obole. See {Obolus}.] (Old Pharm.) A weight of twelve grains; or, according to some, of ten grains, or half a scruple. [Written also {obol}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Obol — may refer to: Obolus, a type of silver coin used in Ancient Greece Obol (programming language), a programming language Obol Investment, a Swedish company involved in a major fraud scandal Charon s obol, coins buried with the dead to secure… …   Wikipedia

  • obol — òbol m DEFINICIJA 1. pov. sitan srebrni novac u staroj Grčkoj (šestina drahme) 2. pren. a. dar u novcu, novčani prilog; donacija b. doprinos čemu u duhovnom ili materijalnom smislu [davati obol] ETIMOLOGIJA grč. obolós …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • obol — obol; tri·obol; …   English syllables

  • òbol — m 1. {{001f}}pov. sitan srebrni novac u staroj Grčkoj (šestina drahme) 2. {{001f}}pren. a. {{001f}}dar u novcu, novčani prilog; donacija b. {{001f}}doprinos čemu u duhovnom ili materijalnom smislu [davati ∼] ✧ {{001f}}grč …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • obol — (n.) ancient Greek small coin and weight, 1660s, from Gk. obolos, identical with obelos a spit, needle. From the original shape …   Etymology dictionary

  • Obol’ — Sp Òbalė Ap Обаль/Obal’ baltarusiškai (gudiškai) Ap Оболь/Obol’ rusiškai L g tė C, u., ež. ir g tė Š Baltarusijoje …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • óbol — tudi óbolos a m (ọ̑) num. srebrn starogrški novec manjše vrednosti: v svoji zbirki ima tudi dva obola tudi óbolos tudi óbolus a m (ọ̑) ekspr. (denarni) prispevek manjše vrednosti: dati, priložiti svoj obol; skušal mu je pomagati s svojim obolom …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • obol —    , obolos, obolus    a historic unit of weight or mass. The obol is a very small weight that originated as the weight of a tiny Greek coin. In ancient Greece the obolos was equal to 1/6 drachma, or roughly half a gram (8 grains). In Rome, the… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • obol — noun Etymology: Latin obolus, from Greek obolos, obelos, literally, spit Date: circa 1670 an ancient Greek coin or weight equal to 1/6 drachma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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