qantar

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

qantar (plural qantars)

  1. Alternative spelling of kantar

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قِنْطار(qinṭār), from Classical Syriac ܩܢܛܝܢܪܐ(qanṭīnārā), from Ancient Greek κεντηνάριον (kentēnárion), from Latin centēnārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

qantar m (dual qantarejn, plural qnatar)

  1. a traditional unit of weight, still used e.g. in farming, equivalent to 100 ratal, that is officially 175 imperial pounds (79.38 kg), now widely metrified informally to mean 80 kilogrammes

See also[edit]


Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic قِنْطَار(qinṭār).

Noun[edit]

qantar

  1. A unit of weight: 1 qantar = 2.5 pot = 40.951 kg (archaic)
  2. A unit of force: 1 qantar = 401.5949 N (newton) (archaic)

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