Meaning of menetekel in English:

menetekel

noun

(also mene tekel)
rare
  • A sign or warning of impending disaster, an obscure omen.

Pronunciation

menetekel

/ˌmɛneɪˈtɛkl/ /ˌmiːniˈtɛkl/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Cleveland (bap. 1613, d. 1658), poet. Shortened from mene mene tekel upharsin (Daniel 5:25).