תקלא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to תְּקַל(təqal, to weigh). Cognate with Hebrew שֶׁקֶל(šéqel), Arabic ثِقْل(ṯiql).

Noun[edit]

תִּקְלָא (tiqlām (absolute תְּקֵל(təqēl))

  1. shekel/sheqel
    • Daniel 5:25, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וּדְנָה כְתָבָא דִּי רְשִׁים מְנֵא מְנֵא תְּקֵל וּפַרְסִין׃‎‎
      ūḏənā ḵəṯāḇā dī rəšīm mənē mənē təqēl ūp̄arsīn.
      And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE MENE, TEKEL UPHARSIN [a mina, a mina, a shekel, and half-shekels].
    • Daniel 5:27, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      תְּקֵל תְּקִילְתָּ בְמֹאזַנְיָא וְהִשְׁתְּכַחַתְּ חַסִּיר׃‎‎
      təqēl təqī́ltā ḇəmōzanyā wəhištəḵáḥat ḥassīr.
      TEKEL [shekel], Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.