shekel

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From Hebrew שֶׁקֶל (shékel, shekel), from שָׁקַל (shakál, to weigh), from Akkadian [script?] (šiqlu).

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shekel (plural shekels or shekalim)

  1. A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.
  2. (informal) money.
  3. An ancient unit of weight equivalent to one-fiftieth of a mina.

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שֶׁקֶל (shékel, shekel), from שָׁקַל (shakál, to weigh).

Noun[edit]

shekel m (plural shekels)

  1. shekel (unit of currency)