Quintal meaning

kwĭntl
A unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100 kilograms.
noun
3
0
A unit of weight in the metric system, equal to 100 kilograms (220.4623 pounds avoirdupois)
noun
0
0
(now historical) A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight.
noun
0
0
One hundred kilograms.
noun
0
0
noun
0
1
Advertisement

Origin of quintal

  • Middle English a unit of weight from Old French from Medieval Latin quintāle from Arabic qinṭār from Late Greek kentēnarion from Late Latin centēnārium (pondus) hundred(weight) from Latin centēnārius of a hundred centenary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman quintal, Middle French quintal, from Late Latin quintale, from Arabic قنطار (qinṭār), ultimately from Latin centenarius.

    From Wiktionary