from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silver coin or unit of weight equal to one sixth of a drachma, formerly used in ancient Greece.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Greek silver coin, in value and also in weight the sixth part of the drachma.
Latin obolus, from Greek obolos, variant of obelos, spit, obol.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)