carat (1485-1509)

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carat (1485-1509)

[ FEW: 19,94b qirat; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,427b carat; TL: 2,44 carat; DEAF: ; DMF:  carat; TLF:  carat; OED:  carat n.; MED:  carat n.; DMLBS: 278c carata ]
pl. caras  


1unitweightcarat, measure of weight used for precious stones
( 1485-1509 )  une perle ronde blanche qui poise .j. carat [...], une perle de .vij. caras  E163/9/21 fol. 1r
( 1485-1509 )  les ballais carrés, touz nez et de belles fassez et bonne couleur, depuis .iiij. caras la piece jusques a .vj. caras  E163/9/21 fol. 3v
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