obolus definition

  • noun:
    • A silver coin minted in Ancient Greece, respected at a sixth of a drachma.
    • a little silver coin of Athens, the 6th element of a drachma, about three cents in price.
    • a historical body weight, the 6th element of a drachm.
    • identical to obol.
    • a little silver coin current in the centre many years in Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, etc.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a genus of brachiopods for the household Lingulid√¶, through the Silurian, having orbicular valves.
    • a Greek device of body weight add up to one tenth of a gram

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