shegel

   See shekel.

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  • shekel —    , shegel    (SHEH kl) [Hebrew] A silver coin of the ancient Hebrews; a unit of paper money in modern Israel. In slang, coins or money …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note: A common estimate makes the shekel equal in weight to about 130 grains for gold, 224… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sicle — Si cle, n. [F., fr. L. silcus, Heb. shegel. See {Shekel}.] A shekel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The holy mother brought five sicles and a pair of turtledoves to redeem the Lamb of God. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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