Definition of menetekel in English:

menetekel

(also mene tekel)

noun

rare
  • A sign or warning of impending disaster, an obscure omen.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

menetekel

/ˌmɛneɪˈtɛkl//ˌmiːniˈtɛkl/