Meaning of drachma

drach•ma

Pronunciation: (drak'mu, dräk'-), [key]
— pl. -mas, -mae
  1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of modern Greece, equal to 100 lepta. Abbr.: dr., drch.
  2. the principal silver coin of ancient Greece.
  3. a small unit of weight in ancient Greece, approximately equivalent to the U.S. and British apothecaries' dram.
  4. any of various modern weights, esp. a dram.
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