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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

shekel (plural shekels or shekalim)

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

shekel m (plural shekels)

  1. shekel (unit of currency)

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

shekel m (plural shekels)

  1. sheqel (currency unit in Israel)