shekel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃekəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkəl
  • Hyphenation: shek‧el

Noun[edit]

shekel (plural shekels or shekalim)

  1. A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.
  2. (slang, often antisemitic) money, especially that purportedly owned or distributed as bribes by Jewish elites.
  3. An ancient unit of weight equivalent to one-fiftieth of a mina.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

shekel m (plural shekels)

  1. shekel (unit of currency)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

shekel m (plural shekels)

  1. sheqel (currency unit in Israel)