variants or cantar or qantar
plural -s
: any of various units of weight used in Mediterranean countries (as an Egyptian unit equal to about 99 pounds and a Turkish unit equal to about 124¹/₂ pounds)

Word History


Arabic qinṭār, from Late Greek kentēnarion weight of 100 pounds, from Late Latin centenarium, centenarius

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“Kantar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kantar. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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