American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dram.
- n. A drachma.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as drachma and dramatic
- n. obsolete A unit of weight in the apothecaries' weight system of measure.
- n. A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A drachma.
- n. Same as Dram.
- n. a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
- n. a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
- n. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
- From Ancient Greek δραχμή (drachmē, "a weight and coin"). (Wiktionary)
“It should be put up in short drachm bottles and sold at twenty-five cents.”
“The drachm was a Grecian coin, worth about 12 1/2 cents [about 7d.] of our money.”
“Coins found in the rebels 'cache include, clockwise from top: a silver tetra-drachm showing the image of the Temple in Jerusalem surrounded by the name "Shimon"; a locally produced bronze coin with the image of the goddess Astarte; a gold aureus of the emperor Tiberius.”
“So he bade him work the shears13 and cut it into bittocks and cast it into the crucible and blow up the fire with the bellows, till the copper became liquid, when he put hand to turband and took therefrom a folded paper and opening it, sprinkled thereout into the pot about half a drachm of somewhat like yellow”
“There found he also a mappa mundi figuring the earth and the seas and the different cities and countries and villages of the world; and he found a vast saloon full of hermetic powder, one drachm of which elixir would turn a thousand drachms of silver into fine gold; likewise a marvellous mirror, great and round, of mixed metals, which had been made for Solomon, son of”
“Take one drachm of ebeny and nine oboli of burnt copper, rub them upon a whetstone, add three oboli of saffron; triturate all these things reduced to a fine powder, pour in an Attic hemina of sweet wine, and then place in the sun and cover up; when sufficiently digested, use it.”
“The sesamoides purges upwards when pounded in oxymel to the amount of a drachm and a half, and drunk; it is combined with the hellebores, to the amount of the third part, and thus it is less apt to produce suffocation.”
“Another: - Of the roasted flower of copper half a drachm, of myrrh two half-drachms, of saffron three drachms, of honey a small quantity, to be boiled with wine.”
“Lord Mountclere without a drachm of feeling; pointing to”
“But I tell her, that I would not have a single drachm of those over-lively ones which I see she will plaij off upon Lord G.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘drachm’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Words I wrote down while reading this book
Interesting words you probably won't hear in your day-to-day.
Coinage and currency, especially traditional, historical and exotic.
Looking for tweets for drachm.