Definition of mene mene tekel upharsin in English:

mene mene tekel upharsin

Pronunciation /ˈmɛneɪ ˈmɛneɪ ˈtɛkl juːˈfɑːsɪn/ /ˈmiːni ˈmiːni ˈtɛkl juːˈfɑːsɪn/

noun

  • The words written by a bodiless hand on the wall at Belshazzar's feast (as recounted in the biblical Book of Daniel).

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Aramaic mĕnē mĕnē tĕqēl ūp̲arsīn (Daniel 5:25) from mĕnē numbered, mina + tĕqēl weighed, shekel + ū- and + parsīn, plural of pĕrēs divided, Persia, half-mina, half-shekel.