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kran

[krahn]
noun
  1. a former silver coin of Iran.
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Origin of kran

First recorded in 1880–85, kran is from the Persian word qirān
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Examples from the Web for kran

Historical Examples

  • He consented to accompany me if I paid him twenty-five kran a day.

    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.

  • 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

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

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin