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obol

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒb(ə)l
 
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Definition of obol in English:

noun

An ancient Greek coin worth one sixth of a drachma.
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).

Words that rhyme with obol

aldolPanadolAlgolargol

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