“This is not just about the euro or the drachma,” Samaras told a Greek reporter last week.
They reckon that the Greeks will use their votes to demand a return to the drachma and trigger a stampede on the banks.
1570s, from Greek drakhme, an Attic coin and weight, probably originally "a handful" (see dram). Earlier as dragme (late 14c.), from Old French dragme, from Medieval Latin dragma.