Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ancient Hebrew silver coin.

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  • noun An ancient Hebrew silver coin, one quarter of a shekel.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mishnaic Hebrew zûz, from Aramaic, from Akkadian zūzu, half, division, unit of weight, from zâzu, to divide; see ḏwḏ in Semitic roots.]

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Hebrew זוז (zûz), from Aramaic.

Examples

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  • 1. A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost - in use among orthodox Hebrews.

    2. An ancient silver coin = 1/4 of a shekel.

    According to Chris Cole in Wordplay, the longest (with one other, q.v., ziz) "uncommon word" palindrome beginning with letter 'z'.

    June 2, 2008