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kantar

[ kahn-tahr ]
/ kɑnˈtɑr /
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noun
(in some Middle Eastern countries) a unit of weight corresponding to the hundredweight, but varying in different localities.
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Origin of kantar

1545–55; <Arabic qinṭar ≪ Latin centenārium;see quintal
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British Dictionary definitions for kantar

kantar
/ (kænˈtɑː) /

noun
a unit of weight used in E Mediterranean countries, equivalent to 100 pounds or 45 kilograms but varying from place to place

Word Origin for kantar

C16: from Arabic qintār, from Late Greek kentēnarion weight of a hundred pounds, from Late Latin centēnārium, from centum hundred
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