kantar

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

Definition of kantar

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)

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Origin and Etymology of kantar

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


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