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  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 krans

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for krans


  1. Southern African a sheer rock face; precipice
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Word Origin

C18: from Afrikaans
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