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quintal

[kwin-tl] /ˈkwɪn tl/
noun
1.
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin quintāle < Arabic qinṭār weight of a hundred pounds, probably ≪ Latin centēnārius. Cf. centenary, kantar, kilderkin
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British Dictionary definitions for quintal

quintal

/ˈkwɪntəl/
noun
1.
a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
2.
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Arabic qintār, possibly from Latin centēnārius consisting of a hundred
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Word Origin and History for quintal
n.

"a weight of a hundred pounds," c.1400, from Old French quintal "hundredweight," and directly from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic quintar, from Late Greek kentenarion, from Latin centenarius "containing a hundred" (see centenary).

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