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  • n. a unit of weight used in Eastern Mediterranean countries, varying from place to place (44,93kg in Egypt)

Etymologies

From Arabic قنطار (qinṭār). (Wiktionary)

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  • A weight, properly 100 (Arabic) pounds, but varying considerably in different parts of the Mediterranean; also, a vessel containing this weight of any article.

    October 31, 2008