- a former silver coin of Iran.
Origin of kran
First recorded in 1880–85, kran is from the Persian word qirān
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Examples from the Web for krans
The leather alone of this saddle cost more than eleven krans.Our Little Persian Cousin
E. Cutler Shedd
He said he was entitled to five krans a night for protecting the tents.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
Once a week there was a "Krans," or sewing circle, and then came Aunt Serna's lady friends.The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
For the cooking and "parlour" fire, the charge was forty-five krans, or about twenty-eight shillings!
The price of interments varies with the proximity to the dust of Fatima from six krans to one hundred tumans.
- Southern African a sheer rock face; precipice
C18: from Afrikaans
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