qanāt

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qanāt (plural qanāts)

  1. Alternative spelling of qanat
    • 1991: Ann K. S. Lambton, Landlord and Peasant in Persia: A Study of Land Tenure and Land Revenue Administration, page 220
      It sometimes happens that a qanāt waters more than one village; where this is the case each village has a prescriptive right to the water [...]