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karum
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: An Akkadian word meaning 'quay' or 'harbor', a place where trade occurs. It was extended to the marketplace by the quay, and hence to a trading post and the corps of merchants of a city. The term also referred to the organization of merchants in the area, which were self-governing. An example is Kanish.

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