drachmé: as much as one can hold in the hand, a drachma (a Gr. coin made of silver)Original Word: δραχμή, ῆς, ἡPart of Speech:
a drachma, a Greek silver coin.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
as much as one can hold in the hand, a drachma (a Gr. coin made of silver)NASB Translation
coin (2), coins (1), silver coins (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1406: δραχμήδραχμή
(hence, properly, a grip, a handful)) (from Herodotus
down), a drachma,
a silver coin of (nearly) the same weight as the Roman denarius
): Luke 15:8
piece of silver, drachma
From drassomai; a drachma or (silver) coin (as handled) -- piece (of silver).
see GREEK drassomai