kantar

A widespread Arabic unit of mass, originally indicating 100 of some smaller unit; in Egypt 100 rotls, in Morocco A map showing the location of Morocco., 100 kilograms. Like the English word “century,” it descends from the Latin word for hundred. Also romanized as guntar and kanthar. Some values:

Cyprus   about 55.882 kilograms (about 123.2 pounds).1 = 44 okes

Technical Conversion Factors3, page 142, says the same.

Aleppo kantar for carobs. ? – 20th century, about 228.6 kilograms (about 504.0 pounds).1,3 = 180 okes.
Egypt   Guillame says the customs kantar (or cantaro) = 100 rotls, 99.0492 lb av., 45 kg of cotton, 44.5 kg of other produce.
Jordan Nabulsi ? – 20th century, about 228.5 kg (about 636.0 lbs).¹ = 225 okka.
Shami ? – 20th century, about 256.4 kg (about 565.3 lbs).¹ = 200 okka
Lebanon ? – 20th century, about 256.4 kg (about 565.3 lbs).¹  = 100 rottol
Libya Cyrenaica ? – 20th century, about 64.10 kg (about 141.3 lbs).¹ = 50 oke
Tripolitania ? – 20th century, about 51.28 kg (about 113.1 lbs).¹  = 40 oke
Morocco ? – 20th century, = 100 kg (about 220.5 lbs).¹
Saudi Arabia ? – 20th century, about 51.347 kg (about 113.2 lbs).¹
around 1920, 49.92 kg chart symbol
Sudan A map showing the location of Sudan.   ? – 20th century, about 44.928 kg, about 99.05 pounds.¹ = 100 artal.

Technical Conversion Factors3 gives 44.93 kg.

Amery gives the same value and adds “= 8 tumna = 100 ratls = 36 uggas”.²

large kantar or
kantar of Alexandria
at least as early as the 19th – 20th century, 141.523 kg (312 lbs).¹ = 315 artal.

Technical Conversion Factors3 gives 141.52 kg.

Amery says 139.77 kg (about 308.15 lbs), and = 112 uggas.²

Syria
A map showing the location of Syria.
Aleppo and Homs ? – 20th century, about 320.5 kg (about 706.6 lbs).¹
Damascus ? – 20th century, about 256.4 kg (about 565.3 lbs).¹  = 200 oke
Tunis the cartar, ? – 20th century, = 100 rottel, about 50.39 kg

Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 326.

Turkey about 56.45 kg (about 124.5 lbs).¹ = 44 okka.
Under the 1881 decimalization law, the kantar was 128.3 kg, = 100 ocklink to a table showing relationships between Turkish units of mass
United Arab Republic ? – 20th century, 44.928 kg (99.05 lbs).¹

1. United Nations, 1966.

2. H[arald] F[rançois] S[aphir] Amery.
English-Arabic Vocabulary for the Use of Officials of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, compiled in the Intelligence Department of the Egyptian Army.
Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office, 1905.

3. Technical Conversion Factors..., 1972.

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