قيراط

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κεράτιον (kerátion, carob).

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Noun[edit]

قِيرَاط (qīrāṭm (plural قَرَارِيط(qarārīṭ))

  1. carat
  2. (obsolete, Egypt, Sudan) a linear measure, 124 of a دِيرا‎,‎ – one inch
  3. (obsolete, Egypt, Sudan) a square measure, 124 of a فَدَّان‎‎ – 175.035
  4. (obsolete, Egypt, Sudan) a dry measure, 132 of a قَدَح‎‎, 1256 of a كَيْلَة‎‎, 13072 of a إِرْدَبّ‎‎ – 0.064
  5. (obsolete, Egypt, Sudan) a weight measure, 116 of a دِرْهَم‎,‎ – 0.195 g

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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قِيرَاط(qīrāṭ), from Ancient Greek κεράτιον (kerátion, carob).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قيراط (gīrāṭm (plural قَرَاريط‎ ‎(garārīṭ))

  1. carat (measure of purity of gold), pure gold being 24 carats.
  2. A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equivalent to 200 milligrams.