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Obʹelus

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A small brass coin (nearly 1a in value) placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay Charon for ferrying the body over the river Styx. Same as obŏlos, an obol.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Oar
Oars
Oasis
Oath
Oaths
Oats
Ob. and Sol
Obadiah
Obambou
Obelisk
Obelus
Obermann
Oberon
Oberthal (Count)
Obidah
Obidicut
Oblism
Obiter dictum (Latin)
Object
Obolus
Obsequies

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Obelus