Drach"ma (?), n.; pl. E. Drachmas (#), L. Drachmae (#). [L., fr. Gr. . See Dram.]
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.
A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.
Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.
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