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Definition of the noun obolus

What does obolus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: oboli

  1. a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic terms: weight / weight unit = a unit used to measure weight
    • part of: g / gm / gram / gramme = a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

Alternative definition of the noun obolus

noun

  1. A silver coin minted in Ancient Greece, valued at a sixth of a drachma.

Explanation

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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Phrases with Obolus

  1. Phacus Obolus
  2. Cryptocnemus Obolus
  3. Species Phacus Obolus
  4. Species Cryptocnemus Obolus

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Google previewThe Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres ... Tenth edition, corrected (1810)

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.

Google previewThe Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres (1737)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewCharles Doolittle Walcott, Paleontologist (1998)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewThe Method Off Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres (1804)

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 ...

Google previewTravel (1895)

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 ...

Google previewThe Equinox I(10) (2017)

by Crowley et al.

4[An Obolus is a modern Greek ...

Google previewArts and Sciences, Or Fourth Division of "The English Cyclopaedia" (1866)

The obolus is a sixth part of the Attic drachma, or one-sixth part of 91d. This would therefore make the pay of ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

OBOLUS, n. Ób'ö-lüs [L. obölus; Gr. obólos, ...

Google previewUniversal 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)

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12 3 Obolus ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1866)

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

* T| 2 |obolus . . . . . 16 2.1.168 2 || 1 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Holy Bible, etc (1824)

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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