variants or qiran
plural krans or qirans
: the basic monetary unit of Persia from 1826 to 1932
also : a silver coin representing one kran

Word History


Persian qrān

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kran was in 1857

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“Kran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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