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obolus

[ob-uh-luh s] /ˈɒb ə ləs/
noun, plural oboli
[ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a modern Greek unit of weight equal to 0.1 gram.
2.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek obolós small coin, weight
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obolus

/ˈɒbələs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ), -ols
1.
a modern Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
2.
a silver coin of ancient Greece worth one sixth of a drachma
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek obolos small coin, nail; related to obelos spit, variant of obelus
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