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Definition of the noun obolus
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noun - plural: oboli
- a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
Alternative definition of the noun obolus
- A silver coin minted in Ancient Greece, valued at a sixth of a drachma.
Obolus a.k.a. The obol was an ancient silver coin. In Classical Athens, there were six obols to the drachma; it could be exchanged for eight chalkoi. Two obols made a diobol, weighing around 1.41-1.43 grams of silver. Triobols were also in use.
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by Charles Rollin
The Attic obolus is the sixth part of an Attic drachma. - The Attic drachma contains six oboli. It answers to the Roman penny, and is worth six French sols. The Attic mina is equivalent to an hundred drachmas, and consequently fifty French livres.
Or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physicks, &c. ... by Charles Rollin
The Attick obolus is the sixth part of an Attick drachma. The Attick drachma contains six oboli. It answers to the Roman penny, and is worth six French sols. The Attick mina is equivalent to an hundred drachmas, and consequently fifty French ...
The Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres; Or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physics, &c (1773)
With Reflections on Taste, and Instructions with Regard to the Eloquence of the Pulpit, the Bar, and the Stage; the Whole Illustrated with Passages from the Most Famous Poets and Orators, Ancient and Modern, with Critical Remarks on Them; Designed More Particularly for Students in the Universities
The Attic obolus is the sixth part of an Attic drachma. The Attic drachma contains six oboli ...
by Ellis Leon Yochelson
Obolus is a brachiopod, not nearly as impressive to the eye as a trilobite. By August 4, they hired stock and equipment in Livingston, Montana, and were under canvas in camp ready to go south into Yellowstone Park. In addition to Weeks, the ...
The Money Market (1867)
What it Is, what it Does, and how it is Managed : an Introduction to Financial Science by Henry Christmas
The obolus is a small spike, or nail. In modern times, the terms cash, rapp, doit, stiver, used to represent money in general — and in the three last cases very small sums — are, in fact, names of coins all extant. The words gold, silver, brass, tin, ...
Or, An Introduction to Languages, Poetry, Rhetoric, History, Moral Philosophy, Physics, &c. ... by Charles Rollin
j The Attic obolus is the sixth part of an Attic drachma. The Attic drachma contains six oboli. It answers to the Roman penny, and is worth six French sols. The Attic mina is equivalent to an hundred drachmas, and consequently ...
An Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Elisha Hollingsworth Talbot
The obolus is an obsolete coin in Bavaria, but a few kreutzers were readily accepted by the boatmen when the Styx was passed. The end of the level was reached a quarter of a mile further on, and a deep chasm could dimly be seen yawning ...
The Equinox I(10) (2017)
by Crowley et al.
4[An Obolus is a modern Greek ...
The obolus is a sixth part of the Attic drachma, or one-sixth part of 91d. This would therefore make the pay of ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
OBOLUS, n. Ób'ö-lüs [L. obölus; Gr. obólos, ...
Universal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)
12 3 Obolus ...
Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande
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by John BROWN (Minister of the Gospel at Haddington.)
Some,“ Diodonu and Suidas, divided the Obolus into six Chalci, and every Chalcus into seven Leg: 0' Mifis : others divided the Obolus into eight Chalci, and every Chalcus into eight P" or muta. The Greater Weights reduced lo English Troy ...
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Scrabble value of O1B3O1L1U1S1
The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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