noun (pl=shekels or shekalim)
- A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.
(context, informal) money.
- An ancient unit of weight equivalent to one-fiftieth of a mina.
Etymology: From (Hebr.) (term, sc=Hebr, , tr=sheqel) < (term, sc=Hebr, , tr=shaqal, , to weigh).
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