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kantar

[kahn-tahr] /kɑnˈtɑr/
noun
1.
(in some Middle Eastern countries) a unit of weight corresponding to the hundredweight, but varying in different localities.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Arabic qinṭarLatin centenārium; see quintal
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British Dictionary definitions for kantar

kantar

/kænˈtɑː/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in E Mediterranean countries, equivalent to 100 pounds or 45 kilograms but varying from place to place
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic qintār, from Late Greek kentēnarion weight of a hundred pounds, from Late Latin centēnārium, from centum hundred
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