From H1234; a section (half) of a shekel, that is, a beka (a weight and a coin)
KJV Usage: bekah, half a shekel.
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions
1. half, part also called "shekel of the sanctuary" or "holy shekel" 2. half a shekel (meton) There appears to be at least three different shekels, one of silver, gold and copper. See a Bible Dictionary for a complete treatment of the subject.
Origin: from H1234
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine