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Mina vs. Shekel

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Minanoun

(historical) A monetary unit of ancient Greece and the Middle East, originally equivalent to the weight of a mina of silver.

Shekelnoun

A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.

Minanoun

(historical) A unit of weight of varying value used in the ancient Middle East, especially Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Egypt; also an ancient Greek measure of weight equivalent to 1/60th of a talent.

Shekelnoun

(slang) Money.

Minanoun

An ancient weight or denomination of money, of varying value. The Attic mina was valued at a hundred drachmas.

Shekelnoun

(historical) An ancient unit of weight equivalent to one-fiftieth of a mina.

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Minanoun

See Myna.

Shekelnoun

An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock.

Minanoun

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Shekelnoun

A jocose term for money.

Shekelnoun

the basic unit of money in Israel

Shekel

Shekel or sheqel (Akkadian: ??? šiqlu or siqlu, Hebrew: שקל, plural שקלים‎ sheqalim or shekels, Phoenician: ???‎) is an ancient Mesopotamian coin, usually of silver. A shekel was first a unit of weight—very roughly 11 grams (0.39 oz)—and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees.

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