Definition of Shekel. Meaning of Shekel. Synonyms of Shekel

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Definition of Shekel

Shekel
Shekel Shek"el, n. [Heb. shegel, fr. sh[=a]gal to weigh.] 1. An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock. Note: A common estimate makes the shekel equal in weight to about 130 grains for gold, 224 grains for silver, and 450 grains for copper, and the approximate values of the coins are (gold) $5.00, (silver) 60 cents, and (copper half shekel), one and one half cents. 2. pl. A jocose term for money.

Meaning of Shekel from wikipedia

- Shekel or sheqel (Phoenician: 𐤔𐤒𐤋‎, Hebrew: שקל‎, plural שקלים‎ sheqalim or shekels; Akkadian: 𒅆𒅗𒇻 šiqlu or siqlu) is an ancient Near Eastern coin...
- Israeli new shekel (Hebrew: שֶׁקֶל חָדָשׁ‎ sheqel ẖadash; Arabic: شيكل جديد‎ šēkal jadīd; sign: ₪; code: ILS), also known as simply the Israeli shekel (Hebrew:...
- The shekel sign (₪) is a currency sign used for the Israeli new shekel, which is the currency of Israel. The Israeli new shekel is denoted in Hebrew:...
- historical currencies Shekel Carthaginian shekel, generally roughly half a Tyrian shekel Jerusalem shekel Bar Kochba shekel "Tyrian Shekel". Historia numorum:...
- The old Israeli shekel, then known as the shekel (Hebrew: שקל‎, formally sheqel, pl. שקלים, Sheqalim; Arabic: شيكل‎, šēkal, formerly Arabic: شيقل‎, šēqal...
- The Temple tax (lit. מחצית השקל the half shekel) was a tax paid by Israelites and Levites which went towards the upkeep of the Jewish Temple, as reported...
- gold, electrum, silver, billon, and bronze. The base denomination was the shekel, probably pronounced /səˈḳel/ in Punic. Only a minority of Carthaginian...
- Shekel function is a multidimensional, multimodal, continuous, deterministic function commonly used as a test function for testing optimization techniques...
- shekel at a rate of 10 IP per 1 shekel. The new subdivision of the shekel was named agora ẖadaša ("new agora"). There were 100 new agorot in 1 shekel...
- in present-day value (USD) depending on which coin was used. The Tyrian shekel weighed four Athenian drachmas, about 14 grams, more than earlier 11-gram...