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oka

1 [oh-kuh]
noun
1.
a.
Also called old oka. a former measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, equal to about 2.75 pounds (1.25 kilograms).
b.
Also called new oka. a modern measure of weight in Turkey and neighboring countries, standarized as equal to the kilogram.
2.
a form unit of liquid measure, equal to about 1.33 U.S. liquid quarts (1.26 liters).
Also, oke.


Origin:
1615–25; < Italian occa < Turkish okka < Arabic (compare ūquiyya) < Greek ounkíā; cognate with Latin uncia; see ounce1

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oka or oke (ˈəʊkə, əʊk)
 
n
1.  a unit of weight used in Turkey, equal to about 2.75 pounds or 1.24 kilograms
2.  a unit of liquid measure used in Turkey, equal to about 1.3 pints or 0.75 litres
 
[C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1]
 
oke or oke
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish ōqah, from Arabic ūqiyah, probably from Greek ounkia; perhaps related to Latin uncia one twelfth; see ounce1]

Oka (ˈəʊkə)
 
n
a brine-cured Canadian cheese
 
[named after Oka, Quebec, where it is made at a monastery]

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