שקל

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

שקל (transliteration needed)

  1. to take, to remove

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root שׁ־ק־ל (sh-q-l), in the pa`ál conjugation. Cognate with Arabic ثقل and Aramaic תקל.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

שָׁקַל (shakál) (pa'ál construction)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to weigh, weigh in
  2. (transitive) to weigh, ponder, contemplate
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root שׁ־ק־ל (sh-q-l, weigh) (compare English pound} and Spanish lira and peso, terms related to weight that turned into names of currencies).

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

שֶׁקֶל (shékelm (plural indefinite form שְׁקָלִים, singular construct form שֶׁקֶל)

  1. sheqel, the name of Israel's currency unit since 24 February 1980.
  2. (historical) shekel, unit of weight used throughout the Fertile Crescent, especially in commercial transactions (corresponds to 11.33 grams in the Judean system of measurement of the 8-6th centuries BCE).
  3. (historical) a currency unit in the monetary system used in the Levant region around the beginning of the Common Era.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שקל (shékel).

Noun[edit]

שקל (shekelm

  1. shekel (current and ancient coin used in Israel)