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[krahn] /krɑn/
a former silver coin of Iran.
Origin of kran
1880-85; < Persian qirān Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A kran is a Persian coin worth about ten cents; can you figure out how much Mohammed earned in a month?

    Topsy-Turvy Land Samuel M. Zwemer
  • I, too, might go with them on paying fifty kran for the hire of a mule; food and drink I must provide for myself.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Cran, kran, n. a measure of capacity in Scotland for herrings when just taken out of the net.

  • The values are given in thousands of kran, sixty kran equaling one pound sterling.

    The Opium Monopoly Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • He consented to accompany me if I paid him twenty-five kran a day.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Well, then, pay us ten kran apiece, and you shall pass the frontier all the same.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • To avoid further unpleasantness I went to the governor, who for six kran gave me a passport.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • The charge is one kran, or under exceptional circumstances two.

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