Definition of obol in English:

obol

Syllabification: ob·ol
Pronunciation: /ˈäb(ə)l
 
/

noun

An ancient Greek coin worth one sixth of a drachma.
More example sentences
  • Pay for mercenaries and allies continued at the same rates as citizens: normally 3 obols, sometimes a drachma.
  • On the appointed day the Athenian public would gather at the theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis, paid their admission of two obols, and witnessed a series of plays.
  • He was responsible for increasing the jurors' pay from two to three obols.

Origin

via Latin from Greek obolos, variant of obelos (see obelus).

Definition of obol in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards