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Meaning of "shekel" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHEKEL

From Hebrew sheqel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHEKEL

shekel  [ˈʃɛkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHEKEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shekel is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHEKEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

shekel

Shekel

Shekel, is any of several ancient units of weight or of currency. The first usage is from Mesopotamia around 3000 BC. It is also the currency in the card game coup. Initially, it may have referred to a weight of barley. This shekel was about 180 grains.

Definition of shekel in the English dictionary

The first definition of shekel in the dictionary is the standard monetary unit of modern Israel, divided into 100 agorot. Other definition of shekel is any of several former coins and units of weight of the Near East. Shekel is also any coin or money.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHEKEL


article
ˈɑːtɪkəl
buckle
ˈbʌkəl
chemical
ˈkɛmɪkəl
circle
ˈsɜːkəl
clinical
ˈklɪnɪkəl
critical
ˈkrɪtɪkəl
cycle
ˈsaɪkəl
deckle
ˈdɛkəl
electrical
ɪˈlɛktrɪkəl
freckle
ˈfrɛkəl
geographic
dʒɪəˈɡræfɪkəl
heckle
ˈhɛkəl
historical
hɪˈstɒrɪkəl
Jekyll
ˈdʒɛkəl
kenspeckle
ˈkɛnˌspɛkəl
outspeckle
ˈaʊtˌspɛkəl
seckle
ˈsɛkəl
sheqel
ˈʃɛkəl
speckle
ˈspɛkəl
teckel
ˈtɛkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHEKEL

shehita
shehitah
sheik
sheikdom
sheikh
sheikha
sheikhdom
sheila
sheiling
sheitan
Shekinah
Shelburne
sheldduck
sheldrake
shelduck
shelf
shelf ice
shelf life
shelf mark
shelf-stacker

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHEKEL

cupronickel
deckel
farnarkel
ferronickel
Haeckel
Heinkel
Merkel
mispickel
nickel
pannikel
pumpernickel
schnorkel
snorkel
Wanne-Eickel
wooden nickel
yokel

Synonyms and antonyms of shekel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shekel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHEKEL

Find out the translation of shekel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shekel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shekel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shekel
570 millions of speakers

English

shekel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शेकेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشيكل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шекель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shekel
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেকেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shekel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shekel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schekel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シケル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세겔
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shekel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

seken
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷெகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेकेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şekel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

siclo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szekla
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шекель
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

shekel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σέκελ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sikkel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sikel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shekel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shekel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEKEL»

The term «shekel» is very widely used and occupies the 17.322 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEKEL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shekel» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shekel» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shekel

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHEKEL»

Discover the use of shekel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shekel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mauritian Shekel: The Story of the Jewish Detainees in ...
This is the little-known story of a group of 1,600 Jewish refugees who, having escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe, were refused entry into Palestine by the British in 1940 because they were considered "illegal" immigrants.
Geneviève Pitot, Helen Topor, 1998
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Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions
Several fractions of the shekel are mentioned: a half-shekel (Ex 30: 13), one-third of a shekel (Ne 10: 33), a quarter-shekel (i S 9: 8). But there are also special names for the small units of weight. The beqa', literally a 'fraction', is mentioned only ...
Roland De Vaux, 1997
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Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
1 gur barley (300 liters) for 1 shekel (8 g) silver 3 liters best oil for 1 shekel silver 1.2 liters vegetable oil for 1 shekel silver 1.5 liters pig's fat for 1 shekel silver 40 liters bitumen for 1 shekel silver 6 minas (3 kg) wool for 1 shekel silver 2 gur salt ...
Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat, 1998
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The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and ...
... grains silver 29 grains silver 6th (shekel) silver 6th (shekel) 5 grains silver 6th ( shekel) 10 (gr) silver [4th] (shekel) silver [4th (shekel) 5 grains silver] [4th] (shekel ) 2/3 shekel 1 5 (gr) silver [2/3 shekel] 20 (gr) silver [5/6 shekel] silver [5/6 shekel  ...
Victor J. Katz, Annette Imhausen, 2007
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Economic Keystones: The Weight System of the Kingdom of Judah
The Holy Shekel System of the Pentateuch This system is the easiest to define ( Fig. 18). Its basis is the holy Shekel (€D'7pTI '9ptD). Both words, 'holy' and ' Shekel', are clear; but the Old Testament does not give the exact value of this Weight ...
Raz Kletter, 1998
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Frommer's Israel
Currency The basic unit of currency is the New Israel Shekel (NIS). At press time, exchange rates were extremely volatile, and this situation may continue for some time. The shekel is divided into 100 agorot. The smallest denomination you will ...
Robert Ullian, 2010
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The Second Book of the Bible: Exodus
The first dealt with the half-shekel, the second with the washbasin, the third with the oil for anointing, the fourth with incense, the fifth with craftsmen, and the last with Sabbath rest. Common thoughts interconnect them all, as will be shown.
‎1992
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Time and Life Cycle in Talmud and Midrash: ...
III According to Torah law, the redemption must be for “five shekalim of the holy shekel, this being twenty gera” (Num. 18:16). Indeed, the shekel was a common currency in the Near East and was used both as a unit of weight and as a unit of ...
Nissan Rubin, 2008
9
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ...
served tneir standards of weight and measure during that period. Besides, many of the sacred vessels restored to them by Cyrus were probably of known weight, and these would determine the true standard of the shekel. On the whole, in the ...
‎1841
10
Building Jewish in the Roman East
Aught that is be redeemed may be redeemed with silver or its value, save only the shekel- dues. (m. Bek. 8:7) [A]ll the money of which the law speaks is Tyrian money. (t. Ketub. 12) Shekels may be changed into [Persian] darics because of ...
Peter Richardson, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHEKEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shekel is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shekel mixed as interest rate decision awaited
The shekel is mixed against the major currencies this morning. The shekel-dollar exchange rate is currently down 0.1% in comparison with Friday's ... «Globes, Jun 15»
2
Israeli Shekel Strengthens as Central Bank Holds Base Rate
The shekel headed for the biggest gain in almost three weeks after the Bank of Israel kept the base lending rate at a record low 0.1 percent. The shekel ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
3
Rabbi Pinto Sentenced To One Year In Jail And 1 Million Shekel Fine
IMG-20150512-WA0077 Tel Aviv District Court Judge Oded Mudrick on Tuesday morning 23 Iyar sentenced Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto. Pinto was convicted of ... «Yeshiva World News, May 15»
4
Shekel stronger against dollar as rate decision awaited
The shekel is mixed against the major currencies this morning, with the Bank of Israel's interest rate decision for May due later today. The shekel-dollar ... «Globes, Apr 15»
5
Shekel Weakens as Israeli Government to Central Bank Buy Dollars
(Bloomberg) -- Israel's shekel weakened for the first time in three days as the government and central bank bought more than $300 million to curtail the biggest ... «Bloomberg, Mar 15»
6
Israel shekel jumps after central bank keeps rates steady
The shekel was fixed at 3.9260 per dollar, compared with Monday's fix of 4.0180. ... held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent, citing a weaker shekel since a ... «Reuters, Mar 15»
7
Israel shekel slips vs dollar on further easing expectations
The shekel stood at 3.955 per dollar at 1322 GMT, having traded as firm as ... 3.86 on Monday, following a surprise interest rate cut aimed at halting the shekel's ... «Reuters, Feb 15»
8
Israel Seen Preparing More Shocks for Shekel After Surprise Cut
(Bloomberg) -- Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug isn't finished driving down the shekel after her surprise interest-rate reduction on Monday. The Israeli ... «Bloomberg, Feb 15»
9
Shekel strengthens after rate left unchanged
The shekel is strengthening against the dollar and the euro in inter-bank trading this morning on the foreign exchange market after the Bank of Israel decided to ... «Globes, Dec 14»
10
Israel Sets Out Spending Plan to Halt Shekel Strength
JERUSALEM –The Bank of Israel is on the move again to save the shekel from its own strength. Battling a march higher in the shekel caused by the ... «Wall Street Journal, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Shekel [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shekel>. Jul 2019 ».
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