Complete Definition of "shekel"

was wotd|2006|November|22
English
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Alternative spellings
sheqel

Etymology
From Hebr. term|scHebr|שק×|trsheqel < term|scHebr|שק×|trshaqal||to weigh.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'ÊekÉl/
audio|en-us-shekel.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉkÉl|-ÉkÉl
Hyphenation: shek·el

Noun
en-noun|pl=shekels or shekalim

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

Derived terms
new shekel

Translations
trans-top|currency unit in Israel
French: shekel m
trans-mid
Spanish: shekel m
trans-bottom

See also
agora
ILS
NIS
âª

Category:Currency

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