Definition of drachm in English:

drachm

Syllabification: drachm
Pronunciation: /dram
 
/
(abbreviation: dr.)

noun

1A unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce.
1.1 (also fluid drachm) A liquid measure formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 minims or one eighth of a fluid ounce.
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  • He requested Garrett to send over a ‘drachm’ of strychnine.
2(In numismatics) an ancient silver coin based on the Attic or Hellenistic drachma. See also drachma.
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  • Historical documents show that Chinese emperor Wudi was impressed with the solidus, as well as the silver drachm of Sasanian Persia, the standard currency along the Silk Road.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the ancient Greek drachma): from Old French dragme or late Latin dragma, via Latin from Greek drakhmē (see drachma).

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