kantar

noun
kan·​tar
variants: or cantar or qantar \ kan‧ˈtär , kə̇n‧-​ \
plural -s

Definition of kantar

: 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)

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History and Etymology for kantar

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

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“Kantar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kantar. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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