Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to drachm: fluidram
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for drachm

a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3

a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce

References in periodicals archive ?
1989) Aeon Puerperal Sidereal Aver Words that could be decoded Radix Synapse Capon Epistle Banal Eucharist Apophthegum Unlikely to be encountered in NZ Drachm Epergne Gaoled Campanile Ambiguous pronunciation Beatify Cheyenne Ci Devant Bourgeois Marquess Table 3.
A dram, short for drachm, is an imperial unit of weight measuring one 16th of an ounce, equivalent to almost 1.
a Add IsAAc drACHm mADEmoiselle FAHrenheit plAIt sALmon fAUXbourden CheyEnne revEIlle merIngue accIAccatura gUArantee
9) If we assume that a drachm is the equivalent of a denarius, and in Plutarch's day worth 4 sesterces, hence the debt in HS = 8 000, Sulpicius' debt at 12 million HS was enormous.
This year's issue contains 11 articles on such topics as a reconsideration of an early Marwanid silver drachm, Qarakhanid wall paintings in the citadel of Samarqand, turning the pages of an Ottoman illustrated manuscript, the Taj Mahal, Ottoman building registers as sources for the archeology and construction history of the Black Sea fortress of Ozi, the urban and architectural evolution of the Istanbul Divanyolu, the use and meaning of Catholic spaces in late Ottoman Istanbul, and the Hubus of the Great Mosque of Tangier as an agent of urban change.
The Sogdian contract from Turfan for the purchase of a slave girl in the year 629 specifies payment in "120 drachms of very pure Persian struck [coins].
Starting with a discussion on the smallest examples of art, the design of coins, Sadeq illustrated how the coinage, known as drachms, of the vast Persian Sassanid empire of the 3rd to 7th centuries AD, often depicted elaborately dressed rulers on one side of the coin with a Zoroastrian fire altar on the reverse.
At other times, the following units were used: lines, ounces, drachms, inches, etc.