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qintar (plural qindarka or qintars)

  1. (plural: qindarka or qintars) An Albanian coin equal to one hundredth of a lek.
  2. (plural: qintars) A unit of measure, which varies in value depending upon the product measured; for example, a qintar of cotton might be 160 kg of cotton, 50 kg of cotton lint; a qintar of lime, 65 kg.
    • 2002, Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila S. Blair, Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power
      For all its squalor qintars and qintars of gold dust are traded there.
    • 2005, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Rudolph Peters, David Stephan Powers, Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and their judgments
      [...] who offered 190 piasters per year for rent, 20 piasters more than the other, plus half a qintar of pomegranates.


  • 1980, Khalid Ikram, Egypt, Economic Management in a Period of Transition.
  • 1988, Robért Dán, Occident and Orient: a tribute to the memory of Alexander Scheiber.



qintar ?

  1. An Albanian coin equal to one hundredth of a lek.