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Definition of "obol" [obol]

  • A silver coin or unit of weight equal to one sixth of a drachma, formerly used in ancient Greece. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "obol" in a sentence
  • "(It derives from "obol," an ancient Greek coin, and the "obo" part also echoes the phrase "or best offer.")"
  • "They would knife a man over a copper obol, and would share with him the last of their water."
  • "On their arrival Archidemus, the leader of the democracy at that date, who had charge of the two obol fund,48 inflicted a fine on"