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obol

[ob-uh l] /ˈɒb əl/
noun
1.
a silver coin of ancient Greece, the sixth part of a drachma.
2.
Origin of obol
1660-1670
1660-70; see obolus
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Word Origin and History for obol
n.

ancient Greek small coin and weight, 1660s, from Latin obolus, from Greek obolos, identical with obelos "a spit, needle." From the original shape.

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