centenaar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch centenaer, from Latin centenārius. The shift in meaning from “100 pounds” to “100 kg” coincided with the Dutch metrical system, when pond was the term used for (approximately) a kilogramme.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.təˌnaːr/
  • Hyphenation: cen‧te‧naar

Noun[edit]

centenaar m (plural centenaars or centenaren)

  1. (historical, otherwise archaic) 100 kilogrammes [from 19th c.]
  2. (historical, otherwise obsolete) 100 pounds