a traditional Arabic unit of weight, often called the cantar in English. The qintar is the Arabic counterpart of the European quintal (see below). The unit varied in size from market to market and over time. In recent years, the qintar has been interpreted as an informal metric unit equal to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds); traditional qintars tended to be a few percent larger than this. The qintar is equal to 100 rotls.

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  • qintar — qin·tar …   English syllables

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