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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A gold or silver coin weighing about one ounce that was used by ancient Hebrews.

Usage examples (38)
  • A shekel could buy a fine urn.
  • It was called shekel, for we were counted in pairs.
  • The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the
  • Zionist program and pay the annual contribution, known as a shekel, varying from 15 cents to 25 cents in different countries. for more
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