שקל • (transliteration needed)
- to take, to remove
From the root שׁ־ק־ל (sh-q-l), in the pa`ál conjugation. Cognate with Arabic ثقل and Aramaic תקל.
שָׁקַל • (shakál) (pa'al construction)
- (transitive, intransitive) to weigh, weigh in
- (transitive) to weigh, ponder, contemplate
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).
שֶׁקֶל • (shékel) m (plural indefinite שְׁקָלִים, singular construct שֶׁקֶל־) [pattern: קֶטֶל]
- sheqel, the name of Israel's currency unit since 24 February 1980.
- (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).
- (historical) a currency unit in the monetary system used in the Levant region around the beginning of the Common Era.
From Hebrew שקל (shékel).
שקל • (shekl) m, plural שקלים (shkolem)
- shekel (current and ancient coin used in Israel)