kantar

kantar

[kahn-tahr]
noun
(in some Middle Eastern countries) a unit of weight corresponding to the hundredweight, but varying in different localities.

Origin:
1545–55; < Arabic qinṭarLatin centenārium; see quintal

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kantar (kænˈtɑː)
 
n
a unit of weight used in E Mediterranean countries, equivalent to 100 pounds or 45 kilograms but varying from place to place
 
[C16: from Arabic qintār, from Late Greek kentēnarion weight of a hundred pounds, from Late Latin centēnārium, from centum hundred]

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