ṯql / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root ṯql: metical, scallion, shekel.

ṯql

To weigh.

1. shekel, from Hebrew šeqel, weight, unit of weight, from šāqal, to weigh.
2. Ashkelon, scallion, shallot, from Hebrew ʔašqəlôn, Ashkelon, from earlier ʔaṯqalōn, from a Canaanite source perhaps originally meaning "scales, balance" or "weighing place" (Ashkelon having been an important center of commerce in ancient times).
3. metical, from Arabic mitqāl, colloquial variant of miṯqāl, weight, unit of weight, from ṯaqula, to be(come) heavy.


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