Drachma Drach"ma, n.; pl. E. {Drachmas}, L. {Drachm[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. See {Dram}.] 1. A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods. The average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have been about 19 cents (U. S. currency, ca. 1913). [1913 Webster]

2. A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents. [1913 Webster]

3. Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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